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El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!  
User currently offlineDAL763ER From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 570 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 24993 times:

I was just looking on flightradar24.com and El Al 318 seems to have returned to Heathrow before crossing the channel into France. I'm curious as to why this may have happened. It seems to be an emergency landing since the squawk is 7700.


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User currently offlinethrufru From Marshall Islands, joined Feb 2009, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 24593 times:

I was operating TFL516 LPA-AMS this evening and she came on Maastricht Center with a Mayday call. She was told to squak 7700 and asked the nature of the emergency. She replied "Severe damage to the number 4 engine". Almost immediately after, she was handed off back to London.

User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5540 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 23963 times:

Hope passengers and crew and for that matter aircraft are all safe and sound on the ground. Have not heard anything on CNN (airport network) BWI as of 2330 EST.


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User currently offline4xRuv From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 388 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 22851 times:

They landed safely at LHR after half an hour of fuel dumping.

User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2740 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 22468 times:

Which reg was it, please?


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User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3457 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 21987 times:

Any news links or pictures? Would love to find out more.....best outcome possible.


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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 21988 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 5):
Which reg was it, please?

4X-ELD according to SBS reports.


User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2740 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 21365 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 8):
4X-ELD according to SBS reports.

Thanks



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User currently offlineMike909 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 19462 times:

link here:
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli...e-has-emergency-landing-in-london/

ELD seems to be the plane in question.

[Edited 2012-07-05 05:01:48]

User currently offlinesmws From Estonia, joined Jun 2012, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 18754 times:

Aviation Herald just added it:
http://avherald.com/h?article=45232ad7&opt=0

Confirmed 4X-ELD.


User currently offlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2684 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17609 times:

Quoting thrufru (Reply 1):
she came on Maastricht Center with a Mayday call

The dreaded three engine approach into LHR.

Just discussing semantics here, but calling out a mayday seems to be a bit overdramatic considering the nature of the incident. No lives were in imminent danger. Maybe a "pan pan pan" would have been more appropriate.

Thenoflyzone



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17543 times:

Prepared the cabin for a "crash landing"? I highly doubt there was any risk of a crash considering the flight controls and 3 of the 4 engines were working. Once again, overzealous media with no clue about aviation.


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User currently offlinecbphoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1572 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17183 times:

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 16):
Just discussing semantics here, but calling out a mayday seems to be a bit overdramatic considering the nature of the incident. No lives were in imminent danger. Maybe a "pan pan pan" would have been more appropriate.

Maybe, but if severe damage to an engine was reported like in the above statement, it could have escalated into something worse, if it had been an uncontained engine failure. The Qantas A380 incident in Singapore is a good example! I always say, it's better to over react and be on the ground, then to under react and still be in the air!



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User currently offlinekazim786 From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9992 times:

Another link from Haaretz.com: it states " El Al flight makes emergency landing in U.K. after mid-air engine fire
Flight 318 lands in London's Heathrow after flame burst from Boeing 747-400 airliner's engine; flight lands safely after emergency land forces deploy."

Link: http://www.haaretz.com/news/national...after-mid-air-engine-fire-1.448997


User currently offlineSSTeve From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 733 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8444 times:

Probably makes the passengers happy if you land soon after having a visible engine fire, too.

User currently offlinelhrnue From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6324 times:

Quoting DAL763ER (Thread starter):

I was just looking on flightradar24.com and El Al 318 seems to have returned to Heathrow before crossing the channel into France. I'm curious as to why this may have happened. It seems to be an emergency landing since the squawk is 7700.

Thanks. Now I know why an El Al 747 was parked between BMI and BA maintenance base when I drove home this evening.


User currently offlinecopter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1132 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 10):
Maybe a "pan pan pan" would have been more appropriate.

I would much rather be number 1 for landing than to follow another mayday aircraft a bit further from the airport. Manby an airplane has been lost because the crew hesitated to issue a Mayday when they should have.


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