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El Al Jet With Propellers?  
User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5026 times:

At first I thought this was just a bad joke, but it seems to be another case of aviation reporting by someone who has no idea what he's talking about:


A jet with propellers? Not properly locked? Hilarious!

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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4938 times:


By reading the whole story, i think it is just bad english translation. If you read the last sentance "280 passengers are on the flight." that is not proper English for the past tense.


User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 29030 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4936 times:

Don't laugh could be an issue with the Ram Air Turbine which is a little propeller that drops out of the belly of the aircraft.

Check these links out;

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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4857 times:

Or maybe they retrofitted part of their fleet to propellers as part of a cost-cutting measure  Silly

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User currently offlineAmirs From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 1343 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4737 times:

Just bad translation.

User currently offlineVc10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1460 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4726 times:

Or is it an El Al Britannia turbo prop caught in a time warp, I ask myself  Wink

little vc10

User currently offlineFlyPrivate From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4593 times:

what really happened?

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4331 times:

Maybe propellers is just a bad translation of "turbine blades"? Anyone have any info on what really happened?


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User currently offlineTodaReisinger From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 2826 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3712 times:

one more incident among LY's 35 planes....

Does anyone know what actually happened?

I bitterly miss the livery that should never have been changed (repetition...)
User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 907 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3616 times:

Having read the article I was more interested in the tourist being ripped off by the hotels??The same as travellers and airlines. The web is making it more difficult for these moneygrabbers

User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3465 times:

I think he meant the turbines.

User currently offlineAvi From Israel, joined Sep 2001, 963 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

You won't believe it.
First of all, the Hebrew version of the story on the same site also mentioned propellers.

However, in an Israeli aviation forum it was said that the pilots were not sure that the flaps were up after take off so they returned to the airport. It was not even an engine problem.

El-Al stretched its fleet to the maximum in the past 4 weeks for several reasons. Now they have some time to fix problems before the summer season.

Long live the B747
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