Luisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2578 posts, RR: 29 Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2650 times:
A MD80 flying from MAR to MIA this morning had to perform an emergency landing in MAR where it landed safely and without problems. None of the 119 pax aboard the Mad Dog needed medical attention. The plane is leased from Ryan International Airlines.
797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1923 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2532 times:
Hmm, honestly I don't know what to think about this.
Quoting Summa767 (Reply 1): looking at the rest of the MD fleet to see if things like a valve may need early replacement.
I don't know why I'm foreseeing some coming problems with VH, especially because that aircraft was flying to the States. Now what could really happen if they catch some more irregularities in other airplanes?
Sad to hear.
Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
Luisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2578 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2504 times:
Quoting A342 (Reply 2): Does anyone know at what altitude it happened ?
During climb after takeoff. I'm sure they weren't too high.
Quoting 797 (Reply 3): I don't know why I'm foreseeing some coming problems with VH, especially because that aircraft was flying to the States. Now what could really happen if they catch some more irregularities in other airplanes?
The plane is operated by Ryan International. It isn't VH's fault because the plane is wetleased.
Chiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2476 times:
Just want to add that it is still not sure if the aircraft really suffered a depresurerazation. All I can see in the press is, that the captain decided to return after the instruments indicated that there might be a problem in the system. No word about that it really happened.
I am sure the reports would have been more dramatic if.... oxygen masks would have come out etc.
Summa767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2685 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2424 times:
Quoting Chiguire (Reply 5): I am sure the reports would have been more dramatic if.... oxygen masks would have come out etc.
I read elsewhere that masks had come out, but still, it seems that it was all well handled by the crew.
Quoting 797 (Reply 3): Now what could really happen if they catch some more irregularities in other airplanes?
There is no reason to think that there will be other irregularities. But what could happen is that a decision is made to change some parts, even if they were not scheduled for replacement yet. I am sure that no consequences for VH, especially if it was operated by a US alirline.
How is VH doing anyway? I mean, financially? Any word on the new MDE flight's performance?
As far as I can see, doing pretty well now in high season. Between 90 an 120 pax depending on day. Weakest flight is Tuesday.
Same for POP now. Even better, around 140 each flight. Very very surprising as only some 2 weeks ago it looked very bad.
And more destinations (Santiago and La Romana) are announced to start in October/November already.
Flymad From South Africa, joined Jun 2006, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
Quoting Chiguire (Reply 8): OK, just found reports that the oxygen masks were activated.
A little off the subject but related nevertheless - If oxygen masks are deployed in an emergency, from a health point of view, are new masks fitted to the a/c or are the masks just sanitised and restowed?