Ushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2888 posts, RR: 18 Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2539 times:
17:45 Left the gate - Warschau, Polen - F. Chopin
18:03 Took off - Warschau, Polen - F. Chopin
20:23 Aircraft forced to return landed at - Warschau, Polen - F. Chopin
20:31 Expected on block at - Warschau, Polen - F. Chopin
20:45 Next info will be at - Warschau, Polen - F. Chopin
10:00 Estimated time of departure - Warschau, Polen - F. Chopin
21:02 Estimated time of arrival - New York, USA - John F Kennedy International
konrad From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 494 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2460 times:
According to a polish aviation forum it was an air conditioning failure 1/2 hour into the flight. The aircraft burned (or dumped) fuel for an hour to return to WAW. A non-event, but demonstrates the age and condition of LOT 767 fleet.
Delta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1131 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2256 times:
But it is noteworthy, that in the last couple of days a LOT happens with LOT 767's.
There was a brake fire in Chicago a week ago, they fixed or not fixed the aircraft and the plane left Chicago with just 4 hours ground time just to land in Warsaw and have again an brake fire.
I mean a fire on an aircraft is something to classify as serious I would say and that the damn thing was not properly fixed in Chicago due to whatever reasons (probably financially) may be an explanation for this.
People now may say that the planes are old etc., but there are many many airlines in the world who operate old aircraft very reliable and safe. The A/C problem may not be a real big deal after all, just that the aircraft is not serviceable for the journey over the atlantic.
Aesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 4787 posts, RR: 9 Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1525 times:
Correct me if I'm wrong but there are at least two packs, and you should be fine with only one working. Could they have T/O with one MELed, and the other one gave up in flight ? If so, then it's a little like with the AF 744 from Brazil that had a toilet problem.
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