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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 month 22 hours ago) and read 5037 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 month 20 hours ago) and read 4949 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, 29170 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 4947 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.

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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 4868 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 month 16 hours ago) and read 4748 times:

Just bad translation.

User currently offlineVc10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1468 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 4737 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 month 14 hours ago) and read 4604 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 month 9 hours ago) and read 4342 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 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3723 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 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3627 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 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

I think he meant the turbines.

User currently offlineAvi From Israel, joined Sep 2001, 965 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3268 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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