IADLHR From Italy, joined Apr 2005, 705 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 15290 times:
I just checked the status of UA 915 CDG-IAD, which is operated on a 777, and it shows it was canceled. Menawhile the incoming aircraft, from last night, operating as UA 914 arrived early this morning at CDG. So along the way it does seem like something happened to at least have todays CDG-IAD flight cancelled. Beyond that I am clueless.
Greenair727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14427 times:
UA915 travels from CDG to IAD--was the incident in Paris or DC? Upon landing or takeoff? UA's site shows the flight as canceled, but with departure and arrival times, arriving at 219pm (sch'd 235pm). The flyertalk post was at around 12:00 noon and says the incident was at IAD. ?
FlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7375 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14350 times:
"Paris (France) - Un avion de la compagnie aérienne américaine United Airlines a du être évacué juste avant son décollage de l'aéroport international Roissy de Paris (France) après qu'un pneu de son train d'atterrissage ait pris feu sur la piste.
L'avion, un Boeing 777-200, vol UA915, qui devait effectuer la liaison entre l'aéroport international Roissy-Charles de Gaulle de Paris et l'aéroport international Dulles de Washington (Virginie) était aligné sur la piste, prêt au départ, vers 11h30, heure locale, lorsque brutalement, les lumières de l'appareil se sont éteintes et l'équipage a ordonné l'évacuation des passagers par les toboggans.
L'avion a été entouré par les équipes de secours quelques instants plus tard et les pompiers ont éteint un début d'incendie sur l'un des pneus du train d'atterrissage. Les passagers ont été évacués et transférés vers le terminal de l'aéroport. Les causes de l'incendie ne sont pas actuellement connues. "
"Paris (France) - An aircraft belonging to the US airline "United Airlines" had to be evacuated just before its take off from Paris-CDG airport after a tyre of the landing gear took fire.
the aircraft, a B777-200, flight UA915, operating a flight from Paris-CDG to Washington Dulles airport was on the runway, ready for departure, at 11:30AM local, when suddenly all the lights of the aircraft went off, and the crew gave the order to evacuate via the slides.
The aircraft was surrounded by the emergency services and a few moments later, the firemen had extinguished the fire on the landing gear. the passengers evacuated were transferred to the airport terminal. The cause of the blaze remain unknown for the moment.
FlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7375 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 14217 times:
Quoting Greenair727 (Reply 11): I'm confused--the article said it was in paris, but the flyertalk poster said he helped evacuate passengers and he was at IAD. anyone else confused?
He says he was working on UA915 CDG-IAD but he doesn't say the evacuation took place at IAD. He is what he posted :
UA 915 (CDG-IAD) on 2/4/2008 - 777 Evacuation Via Slides Due to Landing Gear Fire
I was working flight 915, CDG-IAD today and we had to evacuate on the runway due to a fire in the right main landing gear. Wow, what a day! I have pics. Does anyone know if I can post there here on FT? It was great that we only had 88 pax in Y. Evacuation took only 40 seconds! Just one word of advice: Please wait until the escape slide is FULLY inflated before attempting to jump. I had to throw a woman back who was about to fall 30 someodd feet to the ground!
SuseJ772 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 784 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12154 times:
Can someone answer me this? Why was it necessary to evacuate via slides? Don't get me wrong, fire is not usually a good thing. But is a tire fire that big of a threat that you have to get out? Why not just wait until the fire department comes and puts out the fire.
AvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9871 times:
Odd that the article seems to indicate that the fire took place prior to takeoff as opposed to just after landing when the brakes would be at their hottest. Please allow me some general speculation as to what might have caused this, because like most A.netters I like to speculate when things go wrong. Would a faulty brake fan possibly have caused a situation like this, and wouldn't the crew have noticed somehow prior to departure? Or maybe a small hydraulic leak on the brake caused the fire? At least no-one got hurt.
Give me a mile of road and I can take you a mile. Give me a mile of runway and I can show you the world.
: If you ask the crew or at least the pax I do not think that they will call evacuation with emergency slides a non-incident.. Still it is not a full b
: IMHO the obvious danger is the proximity of thousands pounds of Jet A-1, ready to become the top conversation in this forum...
: No fire. Wheel Bearing failed, got hot, aircraft following reported smoke from landing gear. Crew unable to see of course, ordered evac. Aircraft will
: Not exactly. In fact, they could see very well if they had to, thanks to the T7's in-flight cameras. I believe this helped them judge the situation b
: I wonder what it cost to re pack slides? I know airbags in cars and trucks can cost a pretty penny. I feel they did the right thing. A fire or perciev
: Another thing I'm reading on FT is that a Continental jet was what spotted the smoke coming from the wheels. According to a passenger (Trapezium Arti
: Aren't the camera's only on the 777-300's models? I don't believe they were installed on the -200's of which UA operates.
: It certainly would have been horrific for the T7 if such a scenario did happen. It basically could have been Concorde all over again. Thank goodness
: That's a darned good point - I didn't even think about that, but you're right!
: pretty sure UA 777's dont have that.
: Somewhere between $25,000 to $30,000.per slide.
: They dont have them on UA 777's and if I am correct, I dont think any 772's have them, they were introduced for 773's to assist with taxiing etc.
: ua 777' s are not equipped with cameras.
: Wow Did this aircraft do the inbound IAD - CDG last night ? I was on the IAD-LHR flight and saw this one boarding !!! The Rio Flight was late also due