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VIR15 Divert To YYR  
User currently offlineSanjet From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 180 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

Sir Richard Branson might be wondering where the heck one of his 744 went. Flight Virgin 15 EGKK - KMCO. Divert due to medical emergency, landed and one of reverse thrust remained open upon landing. Airplane grounded, at least 350 passengers dressed to land in MCO land in YYR where it's currently -40 with wind chill. Yikes!

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VIR15

Wonder the operational nightmare that this is going to cause!


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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

how terrible. i hope the person with the medical emergency is at least alright.

that's something of a pickle, how to get those people out of YYR...... or even what to do with all of them while they are there.

what is the drill for a smaller airline like virgin with a smaller fleet on something like this, or can the reverse thruster likely be repaired quickly on site?



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User currently offlineJakob77 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

Quoting Sanjet (Thread starter):
Airplane grounded, at least 350 passengers dressed to land in MCO land in YYR where it's currently -40 with wind chill. Yikes!

thanks for the sarcasm!
but it's a mild 1-3C in Vancouver!


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

Quoting Jakob77 (Reply 2):
but it's a mild 1-3C in Vancouver!

He's not talking about Vancouver (YVR). The plane diverted to Goose Bay (YYR). The codes are similar but Vancouver does not have two Ys in its code.


User currently offlineFly2YYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 1):
how terrible. i hope the person with the medical emergency is at least alright

I agree. But not too long ago there was another VS aircraft at YYZ. I remember being at the C28 gate and the huge 744 there. Wish I had my camera.


User currently offlineMCO2BRS From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

Forgive my ignorance (newbie) but what was the significance of the thrust reverser remaining open upon landing? Also, anyone know when the stranded pax will make it down to not-so-sunny Orlando?

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

Quoting MCO2BRS (Reply 5):
Forgive my ignorance (newbie) but what was the significance of the thrust reverser remaining open upon landing?

What the thread starter probably meant is that one of the thrust reversers remained open when it should have been closed upon going back to ground idle. It was stuck and couldn't be closed.


User currently offlineLouA340 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 384 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Quoting MCO2BRS (Reply 5):
Forgive my ignorance (newbie) but what was the significance of the thrust reverser remaining open upon landing?

To my understanding I think he meant the reverser remained open even after the engines were returned to normal.



RyEng
User currently offlineGeo772 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

Quoting MCO2BRS (Reply 5):
Forgive my ignorance (newbie) but what was the significance of the thrust reverser remaining open upon landing? Also, anyone know when the stranded pax will make it down to not-so-sunny Orlando?

A reverser staying open iss not good but can often just be manually wound back inspected andlocked out according to the MEL. However in the event of a gearbox problem or drive shaft shearing then it becomes a bit more serious and has to be fully repaired prior to flight again. This can be a bit of an awkward job in the hanger on some types - I'm not familiar with the CF6 engine on Virgins aircraft however in Goos Bay the weather will make it very hard work for the engineers involved.



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