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El Al Jet With Propellers?  
User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4262 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:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3244728,00.html

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 (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4174 times:

Heya,

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.

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24326 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4172 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;
http://www.hamiltonsundstrandcorp.co...9,CLI1_DIV22_ETI2937_PRD30,00.html
http://www.utc.com/press/highlights/product_rat.htm
http://www.meriweather.com/777/over/ramair.html



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4093 times:

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

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineAmirs From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3973 times:

Just bad translation.

User currently offlineVc10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1397 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3962 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 (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3829 times:

what really happened?

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3567 times:

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

Greg



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User currently offlineTodaReisinger From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 2768 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2948 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, 901 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2852 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: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

I think he meant the turbines.

User currently offlineAvi From Israel, joined Sep 2001, 935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2493 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.



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