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Singapore 77W Fuel Dump Over South Texas  
User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 20044 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, 12593 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 19922 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 (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 19814 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 (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 19771 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 onlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 19199 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 (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 19109 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, 1786 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 19086 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, 1786 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 19055 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 (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 18808 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 (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 18745 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, 4021 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 18745 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 (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 18649 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, 1786 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 18627 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, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 17907 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, 4021 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 17733 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, 6347 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 16095 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, 2345 posts, RR: 38
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 16095 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, 1259 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8485 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, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 7930 times:

Chemtrails, obviously.

User currently offlineJosh32121 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4569 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, 5209 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4480 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.



Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineJosh32121 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3225 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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