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Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL  
User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1516 posts, RR: 14
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4201 times:

A Kuwait Airways A300-605 reg. 9K-AMC on a scheduled flight from KWI-DAC as KU281 made an emergency landing a few minutes ago (0419IST) at DEL's IGI Airport. The aircraft declared a full emergency about 40 minutes ago after hydraulic leakage. Nosewheel steering is not going to be available and aircraft is parked in the middle of rwy 28. DEL main runway can expect to be closed till they tow her out. Aircraft is carrying 190 pax plus crew.

Thank God for a safe landing after what has been a particularly terrible few days for aviation.

rgds//Vimanav


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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1808 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4017 times:

Thank God for the safe landing. So, the plane can't move from the runway because of the hydraulic leakage? Or is it another problem with the steerage?


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User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1516 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3943 times:

Steerability is lost due to the hydraulic leakage. Aircraft has been towed out to the bay. AI has been unable to spare engineers to check up the aircraft. Somebody will fly down from KWI to do the inspection and we should have a clearer picture tomorrow. Meanwhile pax are booked on AI DEL/DAC tomorrow. Surprisingly they had 214 seats available in economy on the B777. So much for loads!

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

* AI has been unable to spare engineers to check up the aircraft. Somebody will fly down from KWI to do the inspection and we should have a clearer picture tomorrow.

* Meanwhile pax are booked on AI DEL/DAC tomorrow. Surprisingly they had 214 seats available in economy on the B777.

Well well, no AI engineers available but AI come up with 214 spare seats.......



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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3873 times:

It's good to know they landed safely. Please keep us informed as to what's going to happen in the near future (after the inspection)

-Zaki


User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1516 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 3):
Well well, no AI engineers available but AI come up with 214 spare seats.......

AI provides technical handling agent for several airlines at DEL airport. This section does roaring business for AI. On the other hand the availability of seats has nothing to do with the engineers being available as its purely a commercial issue. DEL/DAC is in any case not a very heavily travelled sector and though KU knew that they'd get some seats, an availability of 214 in Economy actually came as a surprise.

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 4):
Please keep us informed as to what's going to happen in the near future (after the inspection)

Wilco...

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3742 times:

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 3):
Well well, no AI engineers available but AI come up with 214 spare seats

Theres no connection.In fact if it was $$$.Then providing Technical help would have assured more.
The Hydraulics that also powered the Steering System leaked out I guess,rendering the Steering INOP.
Thanks for the News Pran....Any update.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8060 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3722 times:

Maybe DEL/DAC is usually a smaller plane (AI Express 737, A310) and was upgraded to a 777 because of the demand from the stranded Kuwaiti pax?


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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2885 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3650 times:

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 3):
Well well, no AI engineers available but AI come up with 214 spare seats.......



Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 7):
Maybe DEL/DAC is usually a smaller plane (AI Express 737, A310) and was upgraded to a 777 because of the demand from the stranded Kuwaiti pax?

No mate this is the flight that continuoes to LHR via CCU,,, DEL-DAC-CCU-LHR.


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 8):
No mate this is the flight that continuoes to LHR via CCU,,, DEL-DAC-CCU-LHR.

So DEL-DAC leg is just that and does not carry LHR bound passengers right? because it would be insane fro DEL-LHR bound passengers to put up with this routing.


User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1516 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3599 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 9):
So DEL-DAC leg is just that and does not carry LHR bound passengers right? because it would be insane fro DEL-LHR bound passengers to put up with this routing.

You're getting the idea. Wink

Moreover why would anyone (unless its somebody like me) not want to take the plethora of non-stop carriers such as AI, BA, 9W and VS to LON out of DEL.

A team of 4 KU engineers are coming in by KU381 early tomorrow. My feeling is that they would probably do a temporary repair and ferry the aircraft back to KWI for final repairs. This has thrown a spanner in the KU aircraft rotation works. The A300 which was supposed to operate into DEL tonight/early morning tomorrow is now being operated with an A310.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3458 times:

Quoting Vimanav (Reply 10):
My feeling is that they would probably do a temporary repair and ferry the aircraft back to KWI for final repairs. This

If its a Hydraulic leak.It would probably be a Line rupture,seal or a Component leak.The Rectification would be Replacement.Does not look a Big delay.
Any Update.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3390 times:

Quoting Vimanav (Reply 2):
Meanwhile pax are booked on AI DEL/DAC tomorrow. Surprisingly they had 214 seats available in economy on the B777

Wow! That's a lot of empty seats on AI!

So what happens to the pax (in terms of baggage and visas)? Do they get to collect their bags, or do they need to fend for themselves? And how long does it take them to get Indian visas (or are their passports held by the airline or Immigration authorities?)?



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User currently offlineTariqrizvi From Pakistan, joined Apr 2006, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3274 times:

Thank God is was a safe landing & Airport is operational  airplane 

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

Quoting Tariqrizvi (Reply 13):
Thank God is was a safe landing & Airport is

A310 is capable of Landing with a System Hydraulic Failure.Theres always Redundancy.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

Also - what happens to the pax booked on the return DAC - KWI flight? Were they accomodated on an alternate carrier or have they been placed on hold?


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User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1516 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

The aircraft finally departed 13JUL DEL-KWI as ferry at 1855Z after repairs were carried out and hydraulics were declared serviceable.

Quoting Nimish (Reply 12):
So what happens to the pax (in terms of baggage and visas)? Do they get to collect their bags, or do they need to fend for themselves? And how long does it take them to get Indian visas (or are their passports held by the airline or Immigration authorities?)?

Passengers were accommodated at the Centaur after immigration clearance with passports held by the airline. In line with standard procedures they were taken care of. Passengers were discouraged from venturing out as the city was on high alert after the BOM blasts and the last thing the airline wanted was to have passengers especially foreigners without travel documents out on their own. Bags were kept in the containers itself. However all the baggage was Xrayed and identified by passengers in line with AI procedures before acceptance.

Quoting Tariqrizvi (Reply 13):
Thank God is was a safe landing & Airport is operational

The aircraft was cleared from the runway without much delay and towed to a remote bay. No disruptions whatsoever also due to the fact that it came in at a relatively peaceful hour.

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 14):
A310 is capable of Landing with a System Hydraulic Failure.Theres always Redundancy.

Yes, but they only followed procedures which directed them to land at the first available airport in case of such a failure. BTW aircraft was an A300-600. It would not have taken so long if AI engineers had agreed to check and repair the aircraft. Since this was not the case, we had to wait 24hrs for KU engineers to come on the scheduled DEL flight, identify the problem and repair it, hence the rather long AOG.

Quoting Nimish (Reply 15):
Also - what happens to the pax booked on the return DAC - KWI flight? Were they accomodated on an alternate carrier or have they been placed on hold?

DAC - KWI passengers were given options. Those who urgently needed to go were transferred to other airlines while some others were shifted to the next flight.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

Quoting Vimanav (Reply 16):
we had to wait 24hrs for KU engineers to come on the scheduled DEL flight, identify the problem and repair it, hence the rather long AOG

Pran.Why do you say "We had to wait".
Any Idea what the Replacement part was.
regds
MEL



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