Avion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 8 Posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2171 times:
A Swissair M11 today had to make an emergency landing in Johannesburg, South Africa. During take off a tire burst and some debris from it was sucked into the engine. Some flames were seen coming out but an hour later the aircraft landed without incident. Swissair says that the are no similarities between the concorde crash and this "minor incident".
Meanwhile a South African Airways had to make an unscheduled landing in Zurich after two engines failed. The aircraft was supposed to fly to Paris.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12166 posts, RR: 35 Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
On the subject of emergencies, a Ryanair 737-200 had to abort its takeoff today "after a warning light came on" (great grasp of detail, these ITN people). I'll report further when I find out more. Anyway, all 127 got out safely and there was no major damage to the aircraft. It appears the brakes locked as the aircraft was braking.
Avion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 8 Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2061 times:
I got something wrong. Its was not Swissairs tire that burst but one of a South African 737 that took of right before Swissair. Swissair then took off and some debris got sucked into the engine. This resulted in a power loss and they had to turn back.
Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2047 times:
Sound like stupid people are not thinking safety thing! They should closed runway after the plane failure engine or blew out tire. They MUST sweep checking the whole runway before re-open the runway! What the earth people are doing out there? For Christ's sake!
Greeneyes53787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 844 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
I am glad you modified the story from your first one. It'd be difficult to have a piece of gear or tire be sucked into most conventional turbine powered planes, especially with wing mounted engines. The wheels are behind the intakes. Even with the Concorde this is true, although the margin of safety might by smaller.
It is my opinion that whatever caused both the condition you mentioned and the recent Concorde crash must have been on the runway prior to the takeoff.
747sp_rulez From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1944 times:
Avion, I think you were right in the first post. This is from a major Sunday newspaper here in Joey's - The Sunday Times stated....
A Swissair jet flying from Johannesburg to Zurich turned back after fragments from a tyre damaged one of it's engines, the airline said yesterday.
The three-engined MD-11 aircraft carrying 229 passengers, landed without incident back in Johannesburg an hour after take-off.
Fragments from a tyre damaged during take-off had entered the left engine, causing a loss of power.
It was unclear where the tyre was defective or had been damaged on the runway, spokesman Jean-Claude Donzel said.
Don't know nuttin' about the 737. If there was a 737 incident, I sure as hell hope it wasn't one of our new 737-800's!!!!!!!
And that flight that took of before Swissair was actually a 747-200 on its way to Paris via Zurich. When they arrived in Zurich they called all the emergency vehicled because two engines were out and they burst a tire in Johannesburg.
DUB From Ireland, joined May 2000, 122 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1875 times:
yes there was an incident at shannon airport on sat when a Ryanair 737-200 aborted its takeoff at 3.00pm and two tyres blew.The Airport was closed for 3hours because they where trying to get the aircraft of the runway it could'nt taxi itself as the tyres were blowen.