planejamie From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2011, 576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 25217 times:
Nothing on the Monarch twitter feed yet, hope there's no injuries, has anyone got the weather in Birmingham? This hasn't been the first issue on landing with them there either, remember a few years ago there was that flight that bumped down the runway and made it into the press
Rather dramatic?! In my opinion amazingly exaggerated :P
I landed myself in BHX many times in the 737, the runway is not the shortest, but as well not the longest and when the runway is wet, the landing distance increases. So maybe they touched down too late, too fast and were unable to stop in time.
06/24 was closed a few years ago, it is now Taxiway T on the east side and L on the west side.
Like you say, not the shortest runway but the displaced threshold and slight downslope on 33 make all the difference, especially in the wet. The normal touchdown point leaves an LDA of approximately 2,300m.
I can't see how they could have gone off while 'taxiing', the only reason you would be at the north part of the airfield facing that way is after landing.
At least there are no injuries - except to Monarchs PR department. This is the second incident that they have had with a leased aircraft in the past few months.
Daleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3212 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 23331 times:
24.5 years old according to airfleets.net. I've worked with Aurela and never really had any issues. Think this is one of those incidents where it could've happened to any airline. Wonder how Monarch will handle it with it being a chartered flight.
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Giancavia From Jamaica, joined Feb 2010, 1613 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 22666 times:
Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 17): 24.5 years old according to airfleets.net. I've worked with Aurela and never really had any issues. Think this is one of those incidents where it could've happened to any airline. Wonder how Monarch will handle it with it being a chartered flight.
Possibly, Might be something to it though. Since Monarch has been using Aurela/Air Explore they have already had 3 incidents since July. 2 of them listed in AV herald the other was a long tech delay for days.
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: lol newspaper got hold of it. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...dded-grass-Birmingham-Airport.html I know I know its the mail but still .. It has
: The aircraft appears to be 90 degrees off the runway heading, parallel to the runway entrance/ exit taxiway. Too fast to make the turn ?
: I was at EMA on Sunday and it seems that Monarch are using charter aircraft on the routes they have picked up form the demise of WW. I understood that
: I noticed this previous post regarding this particular aircraft: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untit...d=0eccf5fe61159994554f46b2b45760cf Not that of
: A pretty good description of the Mail...
: Some of what has been said in that Mail report....hahahaha
: Amazing: Headline - "Terrified tourists evacuated..." Body - "There was no shouting, no panicking - people were just laughing. It was all very Britis
: Haha yup, Like I said focus on the pictures.
: Yes, they've been using a Small Planet B733 and an Air Italy B734 although I believe they ferried in an A320 from BHX for the first flight for the be
: Aurela Airlines B737-300 LY-SKA left the taxiway at BHX this afternoon following arrival from NCE. No passengers were injured or hospitalised although