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Aer Lingus A330 In Emergency Landing At Dublin  
User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5281 times:

This morning an Aer Lingus A330 traveling from New York made an emergency landing at Dublin Airport after the crew reported that a warning light in the cockpit was indicating abnormally high break temperatures. The aircraft landed safely and there was no injuries reported on board. As a precautionary measure, the airport fire service was called to meet the aircraft on the taxiway/runway.

Martin

The same thing, but less serious, happened to me coming home from Boston in the jump seat when a warning horn sounded and the EICAS screen indicated that the breaks were in "yellow" temperature.

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User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5180 times:

so was it a false alarm and they made an emergency landing for precautions. Or was it a real emergency as in what would have happened?
thx
trev



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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5162 times:

Well RTE news are renowned here in Ireland for their vague view on things, so I'm not quite sure if it was a false alarm or not. It seems strange though to have a break warning go off 5 hours into the flight when they've cooled down

Better safe than sorry I suppose

Martin


User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5159 times:

Yup!
im glad everything turned out ok, as long as everything went ok.
Did you know that A340 and A330 tyres automatically deflate when over heated. Its cool, i saw it on a program.



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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5149 times:

Same thing happens on the 777

User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5135 times:

thats interesting, i never knew this


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User currently offlineVirginred From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5119 times:

not for first time this week. EI204 to Man had to return to stand. Also had damage on ground at Man as well. this past 7 days

User currently offlineLxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5074 times:

I see Ireland is having a bad patch at the moment
The Aer Lingus strike
The A330 incident
F50 at Cork that skidded off the runway
Spanair AC damaged by catering truck at 2.30am
this morning-plus the bad weather in Western Europe

I had paxs on BA054 JNB LHR last night-diverted to
Edinburgh.


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12408 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5039 times:

OH MY GOD - it's the end of civilisation as we know it: truck backs into plane! Aaargh!

If that's all we have to worry about,we're doing fine!


User currently offlineAmbasaid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4980 times:

Most airliner (Not just the A340/B777) tires have fuse plugs, these melt when they are heated to a certain temperature and therefore deflate the tire.



User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4982 times:

What is the purpose of the tires deflating?

User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 4974 times:

Don't be so sarcastic, I thought you might be interested in that
Martin  


User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (13 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 4950 times:

The purpose of deflating is so that nothign catches on fire when the tires over heat. Thats what it said in the program.


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User currently offlineAmbasaid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 4929 times:

Following an event such as an aborted takeoff, the brakes build up a lot of kinetic energy and heat, it is therefore better to have the tires deflate safely rather than have them explode due to this heat.

In the case of this flight, i would reckon that it was unlikely that the brakes were hot following a transatlantic flight, more than likely it was a sensor problem.

An Exloding tire were the cause of the Nationair DC8 crash in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1990 (date uncertain.)


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