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The Same KLM 743 Delayed Twice In A Week At YYZ  
User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

There was an KLM 747-300 delayed at YYZ on last Saturday because it was hit by lightning, and causing three holes on its body. This Saturday, the same KLM 743 was delayed for at least 12hrs due to hydraulic leakage. Some pax were protected to other airlines while some have to stay in hotels.

Is there anyone know the regn nbr of this acft? I heard someone said that it was ???BUO??? sth. like that.

It is odd that the same acft delayed on the same day (Saturday) and at the same arpt. YYZ within a week.

r panda

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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

Perhaps conincidence?

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

I mean that it's not that important if it's the same plane having problem or not. It's just about the safety issues.

But it's really weird about this KLM 743's case.

Btw, it should be "Coincidence", I got a typo.


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1678 times:

KLM delayed only twice? Or did they have only two flights? Big grin

If it was BUO, it was not a 300, BUO is a 200 with stretched upper deck (206B SUD).
KLM operates only 3 (real) 300s, BUU, BUV and BUW.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineDvmpaunch From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Actually I was working the flight when the leak occurred. Apparently a screw holding a panel covering hydraulic pipes in the aft section of the aircraft (between the aft cargo door and the bulk door) had punctured a hydraulic pipe sometime in the past, but was acting as a plug, eventually this "plug" worked its way outward causing a small leak, when we notified AC maintenance the panel was removed to determine the exact location of the leak. With the panel removed the "plug" was totally removed and skydrol (under pressure) poured from the aircraft. This aircraft was PH-BUW, last week the lightening strike aircraft was PH-BUU, and NO there were no holes created in the fuselage of the aircraft, this aircraft was delayed approx 5 hours and left later that night. Yestaurday's KLM flight 692 is expected to leave sometime today (June 24th). The worst thing of all was that passengers were kept on the aircraft for approx 5 hours last night while the "suits" figured out what they wanted to do with the aircraft. Eventually at about 10:30pm PH-BUW was towed to an AC hanger for repairs. There was talk that the passengers would stay on the aircraft while it was towed to the hanger for repairs. Passenger baggage was NOT removed, but crew bags were.

I'll keep you informed of any further events as they arise.

Regards
Darryl
Ogden Aviation


User currently offlineA330_DTW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

I swear it's something in that blue paint that attracts lightning!

When KLM used to fly into DTW, I worked those flights all the time. If you saw lightning, there was a good chance that Big Blue would get hit and take a delay!

I'd have to say that on average, those blue planes would get struck once every two weeks.

I'd bet money that the blue paint has some sort of magnetic or metallic properties that attract lightning!


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

electricity likes water and is kinda dumb. Lightning is electricity and knows water is blue, so it heads for the nearest blue thing it can find  Big thumbs up


I wish I were flying
User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

I'm going to be flying with KLM on Monday (tommorow). I hope there are no delays, I have a connecting flight in AMS.

Out of curiosity, what would have happened had the leak occured in mid-flight....


User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1588 times:

Hey Dvmpaunch, you work for Ogden? Do you know Michael? The one wearing glasses and about 5 feet 5.

R Panda
 Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineDvmpaunch From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

I know them all if you are referring to the CX YYZ crew, Michael, Barry, the engineers etc. Michael is a great guy, he's always on the ramp joking with us. Cathay is a great airline. We regret the 2 minute delay on 829 the other night but with KLM and its problems our man-power was a bit stretched.

Regards
Darryl


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

JAT- I am afraid to say what the result might have been had this occured inflight over the atlantic. If this was over land, the result probably would not be so tragic as if it were over water.
rgds,
blink182



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

I know both Michael and Barry. Michael basically knows many ppl at T3.

brgds,
r panda


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