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TS YVR - LGW Emergency Landing  
User currently offlineYXXMIKE From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 308 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Lon...ergency+landing/5719299/story.html

Interesting read and likely not very accurate but to have asked the passengers to be in the brace positions seems quite interesting. If it was a hydraulic problem, what type of hydraulic issue would the pilots or f/a's ask the passengers to brace? Or is this an SOP for all emergency landings?

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User currently offlineairontario From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

If they're worried about the gear failing on touchdown I'd assume giving the signal to brace is pretty straight forward. Better safe than sorry as they say.

User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1831 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

I assume the aircraft would have been quite heavy, as it sounds like they didn't have had much time in the air to dump fuel. Could it have been an overweight landing?

$200 for that hassle is pretty low, especially considering they had apparently already sat on the tarmac for hours preceding this. Does anyone know if the aircraft supposed to replace this flight was one of Air Transat's own? I didn't think they had too many A330s free, especially during the winter travel season...

It would be nice to hear some more details if anyone has them.


User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

Quoting YXXMIKE (Thread starter):
what type of hydraulic issue would the pilots or f/a's ask the passengers to brace?

Along with potential gear issues - just about any hydraulic problem could result in some loss of control and a rough landing or departure from the runway surface.

Very seldom does it happen, but if the hydraulics give out just when the pilots need it for control......


User currently offlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2385 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 2):
Does anyone know if the aircraft supposed to replace this flight was one of Air Transat's own? I didn't think they had too many A330s free, especially during the winter travel season...

Most likely yes. TS have plenty of A330s these days. They have 10 of them, and are supposed to get 2 more by years end.

It's been a few years now that TS leases two or more A330s to Garuda Indonesia for the Hajj season (this year i believe it is 4 frames, all A332s). So obviously, they aren't as needed during the winter.

Thenoflyzone

[Edited 2011-11-18 15:29:59]


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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 4):
Most likely yes. TS have plenty of A330s these days.

They are taking on some of the Thomas Cook 330's that flew for Canadian Affair this past summer, the first aircraft in the new colors is ex G-TCXA.

Im on this flight next Tuesday, I could do without a repeat...



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