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XL 737-900 Emergency Landing At LCA  
User currently offlineCYatUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 810 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4703 times:

AN XL Airways flight en route to Manchester had to make an emergency landing at Larnaca Airport in the early hours of Tuesday morning due to technical problems.

Today's Cypriot press reports that one of the engines of the 1 month-old jet caught fire whilst flying over Cyprus and the pilot decided to land at LCA. The plane departed Sharm el Sheikh a earlier that day.

The plane had only 100 hours flight time.

[Edited 2008-07-10 09:59:24]


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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4684 times:

Its seems strange that an engine would catch fire after only 100 hours service. Obviously they would have had some rigorous testing before being attached to the aircraft but surely not enough to do damage to them


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User currently offlineAcelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 846 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4660 times:

I presume the plane is still at LCA, so what happened with the passingers?
Which one was it G-XLAP or R?



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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4605 times:

Those 737-900's are extremely loud to say they were only delivered a few weeks ago...


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User currently offlineAustrianSimon From Austria, joined May 2008, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4501 times:



Quoting Acelanzarote (Reply 2):
Which one was it G-XLAP or R?

It was R, a replacement aircraft was sent. Full Details at:

http://avherald.com/h?article=40968722

Servus, Simon


User currently offlineTyphaerion From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 619 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4394 times:
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Sometimes, and I dont know if this is true for XL, but airlines will stagger engines so that each plane does not come up on its engine checks at the same time. They will take an engine on a bird that has flow some more hours and place it on a new bird so that the engines on that bird are not accruing hours and cycles at the same rate from the same point and therefore hitting MX together. Now I am not saying that this is the case here, but I guess I am just trying to say that the assumption that noth engines were brand new may be false.

I would wait for some more technical information before jumping to any "this is wierd" statements.



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5873 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4224 times:



Quoting Typhaerion (Reply 5):
Sometimes, and I dont know if this is true for XL, but airlines will stagger engines so that each plane does not come up on its engine checks at the same time.

Well, whether that's true, or they've had new engines on, I expect a simple assembly and installation mistake. They happen.

My company recently put on a new JT-8, only to find the generator wouldn't work. There turned out to be a wiring problem in a brand new connector assembly. It took us several days to chase it down.


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