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Lufthansa A340-600 Stuck In IAH...  
User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 952 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8963 times:

Asked ground controller why Lufthansa A340-600 has been sitting next to one of the Continental hangars for a couple of days...his reply was a hard landing. Sorry if this was posted before, anybody else hear about this one...???

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User currently offlinePlaneInsomniac From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 674 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8848 times:

If true, not a good couple of days for LH A340s visiting the US. Alongside with this one in ATL four days ago:

Lufthansa Flt 444 Fra-atl Has Hit Severe Turb (by Etops1 Mar 7 2008 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8850 times:



Quoting Boeing727 (Thread starter):
anybody else hear about this one...???

Nothing here: http://www.faa.gov/data_statistics/accident_incident/preliminary_data/ so far; I'd check back every day or two..


User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6088 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8674 times:

I'll be in IAH tommorow. You said it is parked over near the CO hangar?

ASSFO



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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3922 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8665 times:

Yep saw it the other day when dropping off a relative. I am surprised that it has not been posted here before now, as it has been a subject of conversation at Houstonspotters fro a few days now. From what I have read, it was a hard landing resulting in the cancellation of that evening's flight. Execs and mechanics from Lufhty were reported to be in on the following day to check the bird out.

Thomas

[Edited 2008-03-11 17:41:46]


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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7958 times:

I just saw it last night on my way into Terminal E. Beautiful bird, but why park it at CO's hangar?


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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7730 times:



Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 5):
Beautiful bird, but why park it at CO's hangar?

Possibly qualified maintenance personnel once any necessary parts arrive? Another reason, ramp stressed for the aircraft weight?

Otherwise no reason that I might have on the night the ROCKETS WON the 20th straight!  Smile



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User currently offlineZululima From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 302 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7310 times:

The aircraft involved was D-AIHA, Nurnberg. I saw it there on Saturday morning and it was towed to the CO ramp in the afternoon, at which point all 4 engines were opened up, as well as bays and emergency exits. It looked like they were giving the whole frame a good look. A controller who was working during the event said it was an EXTREMELY hard landing that flexed the wings quite a bit. There was concern the engines may have contacted, but I'm not sure how possible that is. Evidently Friday was very windy, causing more than a few problems. Sounds like a wind shear issue to me. After this long I'm wondering if they found some problems and are now in the process of having them fixed.


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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6698 times:



Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 6):
Otherwise no reason that I might have on the night the ROCKETS WON the 20th straight!

Woot woot!

Quoting Zululima (Reply 7):
There was concern the engines may have contacted, but I'm not sure how possible that is. Evidently Friday was very windy, causing more than a few problems. Sounds like a wind shear issue to me. After this long I'm wondering if they found some problems and are now in the process of having them fixed.

The 340's engines arent hung that low are they?



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22718 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6695 times:



Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 8):
The 340's engines arent hung that low are they?

I'm not sure the 343 has engines... wait, this is the 346 we're talking about. Sorry.

And, seriously, no, they aren't especially low to the ground.



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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2952 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6605 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 9):

I'm not sure the 343 has engines... wait, this the 346 we're talking about. Sorry.

And, seriously, no, they aren't especially low to the groun

but honestly bigger than these tiny things on the 343


ok back to topic...

because of this issue and another technical irregularity of another 346 in CPT some days ago the whole A340-600 schedule at FRA is mixed up. 2 frames went down in short time period which caused several delays on the 346-routes to CPT, KIX, DEN, IAH and CAN. they even switched a MUC based and three-class configurated A346 to FRA.

[Edited 2008-03-14 14:01:27]

[Edited 2008-03-14 14:02:09]

User currently offlineGlbltrvlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 698 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6560 times:



Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 10):

because of this issue and another technical irregularity of another 346 in CPT some days ago the whole A340-600 schedule at FRA is mixed up. 2 frames went down in short time period which caused several delays on the 346-routes to CPT, KIX, DEN, IAH and CAN. they even switched a MUC based and three-class configurated A346 to FRA.

Uh Oh.... I'll be on the DEN-FRA flight in a couple of weeks and will be not so happy if they have one of the older bus class cabins that evening...  Sad


User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2952 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6415 times:



Quoting Glbltrvlr (Reply 11):
Uh Oh.... I'll be on the DEN-FRA flight in a couple of weeks and will be not so happy if they have one of the older bus class cabins that evening... Sad

here is the list of all reconfigurated A346s Lufthansa PTV On A346 - Tech Review (by Konstantinkoll Mar 5 2008 in Trip Reports)


User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2146 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6161 times:

Is this why I saw a LH A330 landing in PHL today?

User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1240 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5988 times:



Quoting UAL Bagsmasher (Reply 13):
Is this why I saw a LH A330 landing in PHL today?

LH has A333s scheduled Friday's only here.


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