B738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 32789 times:
According to this morning's NewsPaper 20min.ch last Thursday a A340 with 226 Passangers that was taxing for TakeOff 3 Tires burst. The a/c is still in HongKong right now and is been investigated. Passengers made with a delay of 24h there way back to ZRH.
I did not find any Link yet... but will be posted a.s.a.p
sandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 31945 times:
Unfortunately I'm not allowed to release any factual information, however it should be pretty obvious that three simple tire bursts won't cause a 24 hours delay and the need to fly in a replacement aircraft.
The aircraft involved is still in HKG as we speak.
musapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 30611 times:
I can only hope that the plane will be fixed asap, and flew back to ZRH (hopefully not empty but with some freight on) and return to regular service. What is happening with them now with one A340 short? Hope their schedule wont be affected much.
Appreciated Sandro who can't tell us the facts but hope things are not serious.
LXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2122 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 26559 times:
Quoting musapapaya (Reply 6): I can only hope that the plane will be fixed asap, and flew back to ZRH (hopefully not empty but with some freight on) and return to regular service. What is happening with them now with one A340 short? Hope their schedule wont be affected much.
I had to fly with an A321 from TLV to ZRH on LX 255 last saturday and the crew didn't give any details but just mentioned that due to an A340 that went tech in HKG the flight was downgraded. In addition some ZRH-JNB sectors and ZRH-GRU sectors were operated in the morning instead of the night before and ZRH-NRT left ZRH with aproximate 4 hours delay the last 2 days as incoming aircraft first was scheduled to arrive in the afternoon from PVG and LAX. There is definetly some interuption in the LX long haul operations and it obviusly doesn't help that the 6th A333 is already over due for delivery since a couple of weeks.
As the plane soon sits in HKG for one week it might well take a bit longer as the problem is more serious. I am sure that LH is not using it's long haul fleet currently to the maximum therefore wouldn't it be possible for them to make available an A340 to be used by SWISS until HB-JMM is fixed?
BuckFifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1316 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 20859 times:
If a hub fails:
a) The wheel will probably seize.
b) The tire(s) will be dragged along the ground, creating considerable heat.
c) Tire(s) may explode with the sudden increase in heat, causing them to blow out without the fuse plugs entering the equation.
d) A seized hub may cause additional damage to the landing gear assembly. Dependent on the failure.
e) Spare parts will probably be available in HKG at HAECO.
etarsa From Netherlands, joined Feb 2010, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 19801 times:
It is absolutely NO write-off, there is a deep footprint of a failed rim number 4 in the lh reverser of engine 3. That can be replaced. And maybe a new boogie beam, couple of axles, 4 new tires with brakes and a couple of hundred feet new runway.
Not cheap but definitely not a comercial w/o.
I am more worried of the quality of the rims from the A340, probably time for a new AD note for chapter ATA 32.
OHG !!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing... looks really shocking... So it seams that will stay a good deal longer in HGK!!
Quoting tsentsan (Reply 13): Saw a Swiss A340 with no. 4 engine removed (engine was sitting on an engine stand infront of a/c) at HAECO when we taxied past on Monday. Presumably this is the aircraft in question.
And what about Engine No. 3? Could there be any damage to it also? Maybe depends how the debirs was heading under the wing? Fuselage/Main landing gear damage could be more serious then it looks like!?
Correct me, but the A345 that had the tail strike in Australia was flown back by Airbus "Test" Pilots for a complete Check-Up on the Aircraft, so this could be in the case of HB-JMM the same?