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Singapore 77W Fuel Dump Over South Texas  
User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3057 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 19900 times:

Happened yesterday, Nov 8

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...1/history/20101108/2230Z/KIAH/KIAH

http://yfrog.com/mxcbgkj


]Photo Courtesy of FlightAware.com

Photo Courtesy of FlightAware.com


The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12396 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 19778 times:

Has the airline said what the problem was?

IAH to DME is around 10h, so assuming 8t burn per hour, LED as an alternate, they'd have an uplift of around 90t; obviously there's no way of knowing the payload, but the 77W has a MLW of c.251,000kgs and an OEW of 166,000kgs, so regardless of the payload, they're pretty close to the MLW at takeoff.


User currently offlinecosmofly From United States of America, joined May 2009, 649 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 19670 times:

From the pic, it looks like it cannot close its landing gear door.

User currently offlineAZA330 From Italy, joined Feb 2004, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 19627 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 1):
Has the airline said what the problem was?

I am curious to know, too. Those are very cool photos, especially the first one!

It is also weird that today's flight SIA61, according to flightaware, is going to Heathrow rather than Moscow...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SIA61


User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2866 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 19055 times:

Quoting cosmofly (Reply 2):
From the pic, it looks like it cannot close its landing gear door.

Yeah, looks like it could have been the MLG Door retraction actuator crapped out/faulted.



"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
User currently offlineLUPOR1D From Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 18965 times:

Pretty obvious that it was planned they'd go to Heathrow instead of Moscow before the Atlantic crossing.


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User currently offlinefca767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1736 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 18942 times:

well the guy who took the pics has made twitter reports and hopefully will when he comes back from his divert to london! cant believe it myself, imagine doing 2 emergencies
http://twitter.com/dwxyz


User currently offlinefca767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1736 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 18911 times:

Quoting LUPOR1D (Reply 5):
Pretty obvious that it was planned they'd go to Heathrow instead of Moscow before the Atlantic crossing.

how?


User currently offlinenetjets21 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 18664 times:

So was the flight scheduled to go to DME? I didn't know that SQ operated a IAH-DME?

User currently offlineLUPOR1D From Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 18601 times:

Quoting fca767 (Reply 7):
how?

They'd have been flightplanned far, far further north for DME. So Heathrow was an operational choice.



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User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3917 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 18601 times:

Quoting netjets21 (Reply 8):
I didn't know that SQ operated a IAH-DME?

Almost 3 years now.

Thomas



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User currently offlinenetjets21 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 18505 times:

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 10):
Quoting netjets21 (Reply 8):
I didn't know that SQ operated a IAH-DME?

Almost 3 years now.

Thomas

Really? I didn't know that!


User currently offlinefca767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1736 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 18483 times:

Quoting LUPOR1D (Reply 9):

They'd have been flightplanned far, far further north for DME. So Heathrow was an operational choice

Ahhh I see now thanks  


User currently offlineflaps30 From United States of America, joined May 2009, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 17763 times:

[quote=thomasphoto60,reply=10]Quoting netjets21 (Reply 8):
I didn't know that SQ operated a IAH-DME?

Almost 3 years now.



I was curious as to why this route goes through Moscow and not west through say NRT or ICN or TPE. It seems as though the flying time would be shorter going west rather than east.



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User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3917 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 17589 times:

Quoting flaps30 (Reply 13):

I was curious as to why this route goes through Moscow and not west through say NRT or ICN or TPE. It seems as though the flying time would be shorter going west rather than east.

Well, this is a service catering to the energy (oil) sector and as Russia is a major player, Moscow seems to fit nicely.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 15951 times:

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 14):
Well, this is a service catering to the energy (oil) sector and as Russia is a major player, Moscow seems to fit nicely.

and after seemingly struggling at first, it has found its legs and now seems to do quite well.



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User currently offlineatct From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2259 posts, RR: 39
Reply 16, posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 15951 times:

Landed safely after 45 minutes of holding over Lake Conroe. As someone said above, the gear door didnt close.

Clint



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User currently offlineAA777223 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8341 times:

Quoting flaps30 (Reply 13):
I was curious as to why this route goes through Moscow and not west through say NRT or ICN or TPE. It seems as though the flying time would be shorter going west rather than east.
Quoting yellowtail (Reply 15):

and after seemingly struggling at first, it has found its legs and now seems to do quite well.

My company (a very large drilling contractor) using them very frequently between IAH and SIN.



Sic 'em bears
User currently offlinespudsmac From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7786 times:

Chemtrails, obviously.

User currently offlineJosh32121 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4425 times:

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 15):
and after seemingly struggling at first, it has found its legs and now seems to do quite well.

Methinks CO's entry into *A didn't do anything but bolster demand for this route with IAH-originating traffic.


User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5144 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4336 times:

Quoting Josh32121 (Reply 19):
Methinks CO's entry into *A didn't do anything but bolster demand for this route with IAH-originating traffic.

The strange thing is SQ codeshares with US on this route - not UA or CO; but Star is still Star.



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User currently offlineJosh32121 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3081 times:

Quoting drerx7 (Reply 20):
The strange thing is SQ codeshares with US on this route - not UA or CO; but Star is still Star.

I did not know that...bizarre. But it appears OnePass members can still earn OnePass miles on the SQ coded flights, so that largely mitigates the lack of a codeshare, right?

[Edited 2010-11-11 03:24:28]

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