HS748 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3312 times:
I arrived at the viewing park at about 6.30pm - a Monarch 757 was receiving attention from the fire service and other vehicles on the taxiway adjacent to 06R. After a while it was towed to the apron. Does anyone know what happened?
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7585 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3028 times:
Aircraft was G-MOND - it had operated the ZB516/ZB517 to/from Barcelona this morning and then went out as the ZB757T for a training sortie at SNN for a couple of hours and coming back, it developed some kind of hydraulic problem necessitating the use of a tug to shift it to the main apron; it called up as "Pan" MON757T.
Twas the 2nd time today that the fire crews were at a level of increased awareness following a flyby by SUS45U in the morning to confirm that the left main undercarrige was down - all observers reported it down (including the bmibaby flight which landed 5 mins previously and was asked by ATC to look out).