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AA 777 Emergency Landing In YQM  
User currently offlineAC330 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 335 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 16030 times:

An American Airlines 777 has made an emergency landing in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (CYQM) after reports of smoke in the cockpit. CBC news reported the flight as being from ORD to LHR however I believe the flight may actually be AA47 from LHR to ORD. I believe the aircraft is still on the ground at this very moment and the passengers have all been deplaned.

AC330

[Edited 2011-05-03 12:22:34]

[Edited 2011-05-03 12:23:13]

[Edited 2011-05-03 12:23:44]

25 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinemikeh14 From United States of America, joined May 2011, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15823 times:

My friend is on this flight. It is indeed from LHR to ORD. Any more details you can provide would be greatly appreciated

User currently offlineAC330 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15759 times:

AA's website certainly doesn't offer much information in terms of flifo. All it says in the flight status page is that flight 47's arrival city has changed. No further information!

AC330


User currently offlinemikeh14 From United States of America, joined May 2011, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15726 times:

Found an article on CBC stating that AA is sending another plane to get the passengers within the next 3 hours. She'll miss her connecting flight, but at least everyone is OK

User currently offlinejcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15454 times:

Being that they diverted to Moncton, that's certainly an odd southern routing across the Atlantic on a westbound to ORD.


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6372 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15438 times:

Bet the first class passengers are enjoying that! No Admiral's Club at YQM, I'll bet...  


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User currently offlinempsrent From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15392 times:

Everyone is okay.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br.../nb-emergency-landing-moncton.html

An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Moncton, N.B., on Tuesday after there were reports of smoke in the cockpit.

The Boeing 777, which was on its way to Chicago from Heathrow Airport in London, landed in Moncton at approximately 3 p.m.

Johanne Gallant, a spokeswoman for the Greater Moncton International Airport Authority, said pilots noticed the smell of smoke and decided to land the plane.

The 150 passengers on board were taken off the plane and will be looked after, she said.

"We have been told that an aircraft from American Airlines will arrive within the next three hours to pick up these passengers," Gallant told CBC News.

The plane is being searched by members of the Dieppe Fire Department to find the cause of the smoke.

There are no reports of any injuries, said the RCMP.

[Edited 2011-05-03 13:14:44]

User currently offlinekeagkid101 From Portugal, joined Mar 2010, 306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15351 times:

Quoting mpsrent (Reply 6):
The 150 passengers on board

150 passengers out of 243 available seats...not good.


User currently offlineqqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2277 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15334 times:

Quoting mikeh14 (Reply 3):
Found an article on CBC stating that AA is sending another plane to get the passengers within the next 3 hours.

The plane and replacement crew are coming from JFK. It is scheduled to leave JFK at 17:30 local, arriving YQM at 20:00 local, then ORD at 22:26 local. The ferry flight from JFK is 9649, the flight from YQM to ORD will continue as flight 47.



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User currently offlinemikeh14 From United States of America, joined May 2011, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15260 times:

Quoting qqflyboy (Reply 8):
The plane and replacement crew are coming from JFK. It is scheduled to leave JFK at 17:30 local, arriving YQM at 20:00 local, then ORD at 22:26 local. The ferry flight from JFK is 9649, the flight from YQM to ORD will continue as flight 47.

Thank you for the info! That's an awfully long delay. She specifically flew the connecting flight through ORD because she's had issues with DFW before. Oh well, hopefully AA will treat them well.

[Edited 2011-05-03 13:25:14]

User currently offline7673mech From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 722 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15260 times:
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Quoting keagkid101 (Reply 7):

150 passengers out of 243 available seats...not good.

Seriously?
I knew someone would comment on that.
It is one day. Some days will be lighter then others.
If it were summer time or holiday time - it would be bothersome. A random Tuesday in early May is not that discouraging.


User currently offlineqqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2277 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15141 times:

Quoting keagkid101 (Reply 7):
150 passengers out of 243 available seats...not good.

For this time of year, that's pretty good. Remember, we just finished the Easter holiday, plus a slew of other holidays in the UK, and we're pre-summer. This is the post Spring break, pre-summer lull that comes every year.



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User currently offlinemikeh14 From United States of America, joined May 2011, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15093 times:

Found a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWdWQsvmikg

User currently offlineLONGisland89 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15068 times:

The issue was caused by an overcharged battery. AA is sending 7BD up to YQM from JFK with a new battery. The aircraft (7BD) is currently sitting in hangar 10 waiting for a crew to bring it up there.

User currently offlinedivemaster08 From Cayman Islands, joined Jul 2008, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 14688 times:

Glad to hear it has all gone smoothly.

Also the captain and crew of course made the right decision. Any smell/sight of smoke to me as ATC is a land ASAP.

It does put a lot of people at a nuisance in not making it to ORD when they were suppose to, but they are at least going to get to ORD!



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User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined exactly 7 years ago today! , 5410 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 14657 times:

Quoting mikeh14 (Reply 9):
She specifically flew the connecting flight through ORD because she's had issues with DFW before.

Jumping into the fire because the frying pan was too hot!


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25170 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 14157 times:

Quoting qqflyboy (Reply 8):
Quoting mikeh14 (Reply 3):
Found an article on CBC stating that AA is sending another plane to get the passengers within the next 3 hours.

The plane and replacement crew are coming from JFK. It is scheduled to leave JFK at 17:30 local, arriving YQM at 20:00 local, then ORD at 22:26 local. The ferry flight from JFK is 9649, the flight from YQM to ORD will continue as flight 47.

On Sunday, AA92 ORD-DUB (763) diverted to JFK when over Quebec due to an electrical problem. According to the Transport Canada incident report, they initially requested to divert to YUL but then changed it to JFK.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...2/history/20110501/2345Z/KORD/KJFK


User currently offlineordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 701 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13983 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 5):
Bet the first class passengers are enjoying that! No Admiral's Club at YQM, I'll bet.

And certainly no flagship lounge either ohh the horrors . At least nothing truly bad caused this and no one hurt


User currently offlinegoblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 10387 times:

Glad to see everyone is alright. I wonder why all of these emergency landings are due to smoke in the cabin, I mean shouldn't they check for these things? It's been occuring more and more often nowadays.


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User currently offlinevgnatl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 8796 times:

Quoting goblin211 (Reply 18):
Glad to see everyone is alright. I wonder why all of these emergency landings are due to smoke in the cabin, I mean shouldn't they check for these things? It's been occuring more and more often nowadays.

I think it's just a higher level of alertness; at any rate, any indication of smoke or fire should not be taken lightly and 99.99% of the time the crew will land at the first available airport as a precaution. Fire isn't something worth chancing or risking.



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User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 8442 times:

Quoting vgnatl747 (Reply 19):
I think it's just a higher level of alertness; at any rate, any indication of smoke or fire should not be taken lightly and 99.99% of the time the crew will land at the first available airport as a precaution.

Indeed, that's what the manuals suggest (for a different type of plane) - no chances taken.

Quote:

> Source of the smoke, fire or fumes is not obvious or can not be extinguished quickly (go to 13)
> Source is not visually confirmed to be extinguished or smoke or fumes continue (go to 13)
13 Divert to the nearest suitable airport while continuing the checklist.
14 Consider an immediate landing if the smoke, fire or fumes situation becomes uncontrollable.
15 Do not delay landing in an attempt to complete the following steps.

It also suggests that any time the smoke or fumes becomes the greatest threat, to go to the smoke or fumes removal checklist. That's just a quick idea of the sort of things they'd be doing.


User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7268 posts, RR: 85
Reply 21, posted (3 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 8444 times:
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It was an overheating battery that produced the smell of smoke in cockpit. A/c was N793AN.   

User currently offlinevgnatl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (3 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 8182 times:

Quoting cpd (Reply 20):
15 Do not delay landing in an attempt to complete the following steps.

That brings to mind the story of Swissair 111 (I believe it was 111) where the crew was so focused on completing their checklist that they ultimately didn't make it to the airport.



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User currently offlineYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 1146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (3 years 4 months 17 hours ago) and read 6221 times:

Not sure what type of batteries the 777 use (pretty sure lead-acid), but if there was risk of thermal runaway I would have landed at the closest suitable airport too!

[Edited 2011-05-04 09:02:45]


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User currently offlinedirtyfrankd From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 5071 times:

This incident reminds of Swissair 111 Heavy, or what I would have hoped for Swissair 111 Heavy, rather. So glad that they made it to Moncton, and safely.

User currently offlinebmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (3 years 4 months 14 hours ago) and read 4157 times:

150 passengers on a 777? Must have been half empty...


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