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EK Incident At LHR  
User currently offlineUA868 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 12196 times:

EK7 inbound to LHR crashed into Jet-bridge in one of the gates at the new Pier in T3 and opened a hole in the wing.

EK8 canceled............

868

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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5675 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 12196 times:

Not good. Type of aircraft?


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User currently offlineCRFLY From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2004, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 12171 times:

WOW... must be the daily 773ER from Dubai, I was on the MIA bound BA 744 the other day and that aircraft was next to us in T3... Sad incident!


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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5675 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 12153 times:

Actually I just looked it up..it's an A332.


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User currently offlineUA868 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 12133 times:

It was the A330!!

regards


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12887 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 12094 times:

Any pics? are we talking about a small hole or a big gash? Any idea how long this a/c will be out of service? I would assume that the repair could be done at LHR or could it be flown out (if possible) to an Airbus facility?

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3762 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 12094 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 3):
Actually I just looked it up..it's an A332.

Correct, the EK007/008 rotations are flown by the 332's  Smile

Do you have a source, not that I'm doubting your or anything, just wanted to know where yon heard this info?  Wink

Any futher info?

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3762 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 12058 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 5):
I would assume that the repair could be done at LHR or could it be flown out (if possible) to an Airbus facility?

I would think it could be repaired at LHR, depending on the size of the incident! I'm not sure who would do the repair work, but the Bmi facility can handle/do handle A330's  Smile

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5675 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 12028 times:

No mention of it on the BAA web site. It looks like a morning arrival flight so if it happened then it happened early Wednesday mornig (London time).


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User currently offlineUA868 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 11935 times:

No pics sorry, but it looks like the size of a football!

Regards


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31580 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 11842 times:

Whats damaged the Slats or Wingtip.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 11750 times:

My guess knowing those stand pretty well is that someone did not check that the jet bridges were parked correctly for the stand prior to selecting the guidance lights on.

Those stands can have 2 narrow bodied a/c, or 1 wide body on each stand. The parking positions for the jetbridges are different depending what stand config is in use so it is essential to ensure the bridges are parked correctly before the a/c pulls on.

Either that, or as is usual, one of the bridges was out of service and not parked in any of the parking boxes in which case it should have been marshalled onto stand anyway !!.

 Smile



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User currently offlineAlgoz From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 11672 times:

Quoting UA868 (Thread starter):
EK7 inbound to LHR crashed into Jet-bridge in one of the gates at the new Pier in T3 and opened a hole in the wing.

EK8 canceled............

868

Mr M - didn't know you were a user/member!!!

Roster man......


User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11287 times:

I'm at the MX facility tomorrow on business, Maybe I can get a passing glance


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User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2310 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 11148 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 7):
I would think it could be repaired at LHR, depending on the size of the incident! I'm not sure who would do the repair work, but the Bmi facility can handle/do handle A330's

The BMI hangar at London Heathrow doesn't handle A330s. BMI has no A330 routes from LHR. In fact, I personally have never seen a BMI aircraft in that huge hangar. Its always Cathay, South African, or some one else. Anyways, the only one in LHR who can fix Airbus widebodies is the Virgin Atlantic hangar. (by the way, the A340-300 and A330-200 wings are identical, so it should be no problem for Virgin).


User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11072 times:

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 14):
(by the way, the A340-300 and A330-200 wings are identical, so it should be no problem for Virgin).

I think VS only do minor checks in LHR at their hangar, all their 744's go to AMS for major checks and the 340's are going to ZRH now to SR technics.

Just my 2 cents

Cheers Leo



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User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1795 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11021 times:

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 14):
. BMI has no A330 routes from LHR.

BMI do have A330 departures in the morning from LHR. Can the UK spotters comfirm this ? When I was at LHR spotting , I saw their bird taking off few days in a row in the morning.



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User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 10994 times:

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 14):
BMI has no A330 routes from LHR. In fact, I personally have never seen a BMI aircraft in that huge hangar. Its always Cathay, South African,

Doesn't SA send 744s and A340s and CX something of equal size? I think an A330 can fit compared to those 2.



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User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1653 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 10912 times:

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 14):
BMI has no A330 routes from LHR.

The fly to Mumbai definately with 330's from LHR.


User currently offlinePanman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10850 times:

BMI's A330 hangar maintenance (light and heavy) is carried out by Monarch in Manchester.

paNMan


User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2310 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 10489 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 17):
Doesn't SA send 744s and A340s and CX something of equal size? I think an A330 can fit compared to those 2.

No, I meant that BMI probably doesn't have the tools in the hangar to carry out A330 maintenance.

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 18):
The fly to Mumbai definately with 330's from LHR.

Ohhhh, right, sorry. So, they do have A330 service from LHR. However, that A330 works its way over to Manchester.

Quoting Panman (Reply 19):
BMI's A330 hangar maintenance (light and heavy) is carried out by Monarch in Manchester.

So, the EK A330 will likely be in the Virgin hangar.


User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1558 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10190 times:

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 14):
BMI has no A330 routes from LHR.

As well as Mumbai mentioned above, BD has A330 service to Jeddah and Riyadh. The Doha services are operated by B767 on lease IIRC. Although the A330 maintenance may not be carried out there, they may well be able to service the EK bird as they handle the A340's of SA don't they?


User currently offlineSparky747 From Ireland, joined Feb 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9999 times:

Flight is on its way back to Dubai now....departed LHR at 0658 according to emirates.com Would it be the same aircraft or a replacement?

User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6956 times:

Did the aircraft hit the jetty, or the jetty hit the aircraft...there's a big differance..

I've done a few A330's jetty on the new 301-307 stands...and it's a nightmare.

The jetty's are a little wider and respond quicker than the old ones. So if the jetty hit the aircraft, I can fully understand how this happened.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31580 posts, RR: 57
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6315 times:

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 18):
The fly to Mumbai definately with 330's from LHR.

Thats true.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
25 EKSkycargo370 : The repair was carried out by EK engineers who were flown over on EK005/03Aug along with the AOG spare,the aircraft ferried back to DXB the early hour
26 Carledwards : what on earth? you obviously have quoted about bmi without knowing anything about them. The 330 has been based at Heathrow for nearly a year, and the
27 Post contains images Leezyjet : I was going to say before EKSkycargo370 provided us with the details, that they might not even use a hanger to fix it. It is possible to do almost all
28 Post contains links Kaitak744 : With a total of 3 A330-200s, and 1 767, BMI's long haul routes, LAS, ORD, IAD, Barbados, and Antigua are flown by A330s and are from Manchester. (wit
29 Mhodgson : I'm not sure it is - I thought they did it all in LHR, as tere were often positioning flights between MAN and LHR before BD offered any services ex-L
30 Post contains images Leezyjet : The only flights I'm aware that ever operated between LHR and MAN were when the A330's first came into service and they were using them on the LHR-MA
31 PurpleBox : So what happens in the 'BMI' hanger at Heathrow? PurpleBox.
32 Post contains images Leezyjet : Most of the stuff they do is minor 3rd party work for CX and SA whilst the a/c are on day stops. They also just use the stands outside as extra parki
33 Cainanuk : Our long haul routes are as follows... MAN-ORD MAN-LAS MAN-BGI MAN-ANU All operated by A330 equipment. from Heathrow... LHR-BOM Operated by A330 equip
34 ChrisH : whats a hanger? coathanger?
35 CXA330300 : Has this type of incident happened at T3 before? BMI flies to MAN, RUH, JED, and BOM from LHR with the 330.
36 StarGoldLHR : A330 to MAN.. not carrying PAX though.. if it is I'd love to know what turn this is and be on it ! But considering MAN is all but a dead flight now f
37 Cainanuk : Sorry, forgot about RUH. As for A330 service to MAN, there is NOT a scheduled route that operates LHR-MAN using A330 equipment within the BD timetable
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