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UA 777 Landing Gear Fire CDG This Morning?  
User currently offlineADXMatt From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 954 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 15903 times:

Hi Y'all,

I heard via another flight that a UA 777 in CDG this morning about 1225p local had a landing gear on fire and evacuated via the slides. Does anyone have more information about this incident?

Thanks

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User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 15897 times:

Can anyone confirm?

If true, the 777 has had a bad couple weeks.

With the BA incident and now this....


User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 15834 times:



Quoting AAce24 (Reply 1):

If true, the 777 has had a bad couple weeks.

With the BA incident and now this....

I'm not sure I'd equate a landing gear fire with a hull loss.

Tom.


User currently offlineADXMatt From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 954 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 15834 times:

It looks like UA took a B777 cancelation...


United Flight 915
Cancelled
Details Paris, France (CDG)
Mon, Feb 4
Scheduled: 12:00 PM
Actual: Flight cancelled
Reason: --
Gate: Y08
Washington, DC (IAD)
Mon, Feb 4
Scheduled: 2:35 PM
Estimated: Flight cancelled
Reason: --
Concourse C
Gate: C2
Baggage claim: --


User currently offlineIADLHR From Italy, joined Apr 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 15824 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.

User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 15796 times:



Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 2):
I'm not sure I'd equate a landing gear fire with a hull loss.

Who was equating anything?


User currently offlineShamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4225 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 15628 times:

There was an occurence at CDG this morning involving a United aircraft, as fueling ops at CDG were temporarily suspended while the Airport Fire Service dealt with the incident.

Beyond that, I have no further details regarding aircraft type or flight, etc etc



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User currently offlineCaspritz78 From Germany, joined Aug 2007, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 15175 times:

An UA employee working on flight UA915 claims on flyertalk that they evacuated via emergency slides. According to report the plane was on the runway. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=786768

User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 15064 times:

There is no one here to confirm or deny this? This is a.net, after all. Where are the UA and CDG people?

Quoting Caspritz78 (Reply 7):
UA employee working on flight UA915 claims on flyertalk

Wonder how UA management or UA IAD inflight will like this?

[Edited 2008-02-04 12:49:12]


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User currently offlineGreenair727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 615 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 14961 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. ?

User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7428 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 14884 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.

http://www.crash-aerien.com/www/news/article.php?id=7779&check=0

[Edited 2008-02-04 13:24:44]

User currently offlineGreenair727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 615 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 14821 times:

tx for posting. 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?

User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7428 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 14751 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!


User currently offlineIrregKing From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 14419 times:

Does anyone know if the pictures the F/A was talking about have already been posted somewhere?


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User currently offlineEtops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1110 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 14112 times:

here is a pic of the plane a coworker of mine took today while he was owrking usairways flt 755 cdg-phl

Big version: Width: 480 Height: 360 File size: 30kb


User currently offlineEbs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 14045 times:

Quoting Etops1 (Reply 14):

Too bad the only thing you CAN'T see are the right main's in that picture

[Edited 2008-02-04 18:20:35]


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User currently offlineTCT From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 13865 times:

Anyone have pics of this incident, shouldn't it be on the news???

User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 13812 times:



Quoting Ebs757 (Reply 15):
Too bad the only thing you CAN'T see are the right main's in that picture

I can't even see a plane. Just an empty box.


User currently offlineEtops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1110 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 13801 times:

i am gonna repost the pic .
Big version: Width: 480 Height: 360 File size: 30kb


User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2135 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 13704 times:

Is the aircraft on a runway as was reported above or is it on a taxiway?


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User currently onlineAA777223 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1259 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 13409 times:

Is this an -ER or an -A model? So hard to tell with the proponderance of both in the UA fleet. Glad everyone made it out OK. Sounds like a relatively non-incident though,


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User currently offlineSuseJ772 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 824 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12688 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.


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User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12533 times:



Quoting AA777223 (Reply 20):
Is this an -ER or an -A model?

-A


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User currently offlineHalophila From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 646 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11652 times:

Just out of interest, and not insinuating anything whatsoever, does anyone know how frequent evacuations via emergency slides occur, as a percentage (or per thousands) of takeoffs?


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User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 10405 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.


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25 Post contains images SASDC8 : 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
26 Nautilusgr : IMHO the obvious danger is the proximity of thousands pounds of Jet A-1, ready to become the top conversation in this forum...
27 DC8FanJet : No fire. Wheel Bearing failed, got hot, aircraft following reported smoke from landing gear. Crew unable to see of course, ordered evac. Aircraft will
28 Post contains links and images Nautilusgr : 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
29 YYCowboy : 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
30 CMHFlyGuy : 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
31 Squad55 : 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.
32 BrianDromey : 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
33 CMHFlyGuy : That's a darned good point - I didn't even think about that, but you're right!
34 LH417AF025 : pretty sure UA 777's dont have that.
35 777WT : Somewhere between $25,000 to $30,000.per slide.
36 UAL777UK : 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.
37 Etops1 : ua 777' s are not equipped with cameras.
38 Stargoldlhr : 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
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