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User currently offlineBritannia191A From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4018 times:

Does anyone know whats up with CO21. I just heard him on ATC request a return to London Gatwick at FLight Level 130, heading 135 at present.
He took off from Manchester and this was on the 128.05 frequency around Wallasey.

If there was a problem which there appears to be why does he want to go to LGW rather then MAN and hes cruising at FL130, especially in the Thunderstorms we have at present

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User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2553 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

According to CO's website, CO21 landed at LGW at 1115, and it is delayed to 1500 so far for "maintenance".
So it does appear that had a mechanical problem. It is a 757.


User currently offlineRamerinianAir From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3520 times:

On a seperate issue, you UK aviatore use Flight Levels below 18,000' MSL? In America, altitude is oly reported using flightlevels above 17,999 MSL.
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User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3410 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3462 times:
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Quoting Summa767 (Reply 1):
So it does appear that had a mechanical problem. It is a 757

Ship 122 .. Arrived EWR a bit late ...  embarrassed 



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User currently offlineAmazonphil From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 561 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

Quoting IAHcsr (Reply 3):
Ship 122 .. Arrived EWR a bit late ...

Yeah, just a tad...7:01 hours  Big grin



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User currently offlineRiddlePilot215 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2776 times:
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Quoting RamerinianAir (Reply 2):
On a seperate issue, you UK aviatore use Flight Levels below 18,000' MSL? In America, altitude is oly reported using flightlevels above 17,999 MSL.
SR

Last time I checked that was more or less a standard EU ATC thing....

I guess it just eases communications.....



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User currently offlineBritannia191A From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 1):
According to CO's website, CO21 landed at LGW at 1115, and it is delayed to 1500 so far for "maintenance".
So it does appear that had a mechanical problem. It is a 757.

Does anyone know what the problem was. It stayed at FL130 from Wallasey until it started its descent for LGW even though it orginally departed MAN.


User currently offlineBahadir From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1774 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

Quoting RamerinianAir (Reply 2):
On a seperate issue, you UK aviatore use Flight Levels below 18,000' MSL? In America, altitude is oly reported using flightlevels above 17,999 MSL.
SR

Transition Altitude is always set to 18,000 in the continental US. If you are working on your instrument and are using Jep charts, take a look at a small note on it.
In Europe Transition Altitude and Level varies..



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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2492 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

Sounds like a loss of cabin pressure (?). That's the only explanation I can think of for a "cruising" altitude so low...


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User currently offlineAmazonphil From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 561 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

Quoting Britannia191A (Reply 6):
Does anyone know what the problem was. It stayed at FL130 from Wallasey until it started its descent for LGW even though it orginally departed MAN.

In our CO maint. control computer system, it says it appears there was a left front windshield replacement in LGW. Not sure why but this requires time and is not a quick fix. There was also a follow up procedure for retorquing the windshield bolts once the flight/plane arrived back in EWR yesterday.

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User currently offline9VSRH From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 132 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Quoting Bahadir (Reply 7):
Transition Altitude is always set to 18,000 in the continental US. If you are working on your instrument and are using Jep charts, take a look at a small note on it.
In Europe Transition Altitude and Level varies..

The transition altitude in the UK is 6000'.


User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

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User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

Quoting 9VSRH (Reply 10):
The transition altitude in the UK is 6000'

Or 5,000ft, or 4,000ft... depends where you are, as mentioned it varies.



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User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2553 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

Quoting Amazonphil (Reply 9):
In our CO maint. control computer system, it says it appears there was a left front windshield replacement in LGW.

Indeed, I understand that the reason why the aircraft got diverted to LGW, is beacuse there were suitable spare windshields in LGW, but not in MAN.

I guess that the windshield prob explains the lower altitude requested.


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 13):
I guess that the windshield prob explains the lower altitude requested.

It's not like flights to London go that high anyway. Personal experience has ranged me from 12000-24000ft.



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