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757 In Trouble Maybe At TFS?  
User currently offlineEGCC777LR From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 162 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3699 times:
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Hi Everyone,

Luckily enjoying a break in Teneife at the moment and was watching arrivals this afternoon into TFS from the poolside in the sunshine, when for a little over an hour maybe an aircraft flew a holding pattern around the TFS VOR. Other aircraft landed consistantly below it (Holding at 4000ft Maybe) From the distance where we are staying the shape was a 757 i´m pretty certain. Made me wonder if it was fuel dumping after takeoff to re land after a problem or did it maybe have a problem with its gear. Surely it wasn´t a training flight was it (thinking of fuel costs) Wonder if anyone had any knowledge of what happened and if there was a problem?


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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

Did you see what airline, or at least what colour? There is a Thomsonfly B757-200 operated flight from Tenerife to Gatwick with quite a long delay, which probably wouldn't have been picked up at Gatwick as TOM had spare aircraft on remotes all day.

User currently offlineEGCC777LR From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3181 times:
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No, unfortunatley not, We are maybe 5 or 6 miles from the spot and the sun was directly behind the aircraft as it circled so the plane just looked dark in the sunlight.


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User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2878 times:

I checked the TFS arrivals and there was a Condor 753 with a 362 minute delay from Frankfurt, maybe just a bad knock on, out of FRA?

Mark



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User currently offlineBy738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2263 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2740 times:

Was TCX 757 to GLA- Birdstrike with significant nose cone damage- aircraft dumped and returned to TFS. Passengers put up in hotels.

User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2730 times:

I didn't realise 757s could dump fuel...?

User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2263 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2676 times:

If not dumped then burned off -as plane had to circle for a bit.

User currently offlineZBA320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2658 times:

Quoting Bhxforever (Reply 5):
I didn't realise 757s could dump fuel...?

They can. Although it's not a common feature on Narrow Bodied aircraft such as A320 and B737, both of which don't have a Fuel Jettison system. I presume the 757 has this system because of the longer ranges it can fly that other Narrow Bodies simply can not. In the event of an emergency if your flying with MTOW and for the sake of argument an engine fails it would take a while until the Aircraft reached it's Maximum Landing Weight without a fuel dump. I don't have exact figures but I hope it sort of makes sense.



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User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2263 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2580 times:

The 757 does not have a fuel dump system. It is able to land in theory at its maximum TOW but according to the procedures manual, shouldnt unless further delay to landing would endanger the passengers.
http://www.757.org.uk/


User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2263 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2580 times:

http://www.757.org.uk/systems/sys1.html

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