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HKT Closed Due To Air Berlin A330 Incident  
User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 2023 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 13671 times:

Phuket International is currently closed due to an incident where an AB A330 had an engine fire shortly after take off, and performed an emergency landing, apparently landed at or close to the MLW, since a lot ( or all ? ) tyres were blown upon landing.

Airport will remain closed until Dec. 21 05:00 LT ( Dec 20, 22:00 Zulu Time ).


http://www.avherald.com/h?article=45ad3851&opt=0

Any additional info or pictures are welcome !!

Rgds.

G.

[Edited 2012-12-20 11:27:43]

[Edited 2012-12-20 11:53:38]


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User currently offlineqf340500 From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2011, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 12120 times:

Good that everyone is fine.

DJ newswire says, however, that ONE tyre blew (not all) and that the fire on one engine was not confirmed yet, and that the incident occured an hour after take off (not immediately after)...


User currently offlinenethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1104 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 12029 times:

Emirates, Korean and Asiana flights were diverted to BKK last night.

Not to mention 2 THAI flights 1 744 to BKK and 1 330 to ICN with full pax onboard couldn't depart due runway closure.
Also last TG/PG flights from BKK was canceled.

Night time seem to be the peak period for HKT due to almost 10 Chinese flights and no parking space.

Now it will be even worse cause AB 330 will take one parking space. And this is high travel season!!
Phuket airport needs to get done with the expansion!!



Let's just blame it on yields.
User currently offlinecovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1503 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 11063 times:

Looks like EY resourcefully diverted its 77W scheduled for VTBS-OMAA to pick up the strandees.


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User currently offlinenethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1104 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 9957 times:

Quoting covert (Reply 3):
Looks like EY resourcefully diverted its 77W scheduled for VTBS-OMAA to pick up the strandees.

Can you please elaborate?



Let's just blame it on yields.
User currently offlineandrewtang From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 463 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 9731 times:

Quoting nethkt (Reply 4):
Quoting covert (Reply 3):
Looks like EY resourcefully diverted its 77W scheduled for VTBS-OMAA to pick up the strandees.

Can you please elaborate?

Etihad Flight number 403 was supposed to fly direct from Bangkok to Abu Dhabi but they re-routed and added a stop at Phuket to pick up the passengers from this Air Berlin flight.


User currently offlinejreuschl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 595 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6604 times:

Impressive of EY to stop by and pick up passengers. Obviously there must have been room for them...

User currently offlineflyenthu From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5851 times:
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Is this the first engine failure of this type for A330? I will be flying in one day after tomorrow. Do not like these news rights before a flight.

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4908 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5587 times:

Quoting flyenthu (Reply 7):
Is this the first engine failure of this type for A330?

I'm sure there have been many engine failures in the 20 years that the A330 has been flying. As there have been for the 777. Not sure what you're getting at.


User currently offlineCalebWilliams From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5507 times:

New article:
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/nati...loses-Phuket-airport-30196621.html
http://www.thephuketnews.com/three-t...-plane-at-phuket-airport-35592.php



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User currently offlineRickNRoll From Afghanistan, joined Jan 2012, 1049 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5291 times:

Quoting flyenthu (Reply 7):

Is this the first engine failure of this type for A330? I will be flying in one day after tomorrow. Do not like these news rights before a flight.

It's always hard to get the facts from news stories. It looks like the pilots earned their pay that day, but the A330 is designed to fly on one engine and it did so safely. The A330 is no more dangerous than any of the other major planes in the sky these days, so changing your flight to a different plane won't make you any safer than staying with the original one you booked. There is always a level of danger in flying, but the trip to the airport is more dangerous than the flight itself.


User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10443 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5067 times:

Quoting flyenthu (Reply 7):
Is this the first engine failure of this type for A330? I will be flying in one day after tomorrow. Do not like these news rights before a flight.

While not the first, it isn't necesarily a common problem. In order to maintain ETOPS operations, the airline has to have less than a threshold number of engine shutdowns in a year long period. The requirement is that an airline has less than 1 shutdown in 50,000 flight hours. Most airlines with strong maintenance programs have rates less than half of that.

On average, any given airplane (not airplane type, but serial number xxx delivered yyy) will have about 1 engine shutdown during its lifetime.



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User currently offlineflyenthu From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5064 times:
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Yup yup, I get it! Thanks for responding.

User currently offlineFly2yyz From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5020 times:

So presuming its normal ops in HKT at the moment?

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5319 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4898 times:

Quoting andrewtang (Reply 5):
Quoting nethkt (Reply 4):
Quoting covert (Reply 3):
Looks like EY resourcefully diverted its 77W scheduled for VTBS-OMAA to pick up the strandees.

Can you please elaborate?

Etihad Flight number 403 was supposed to fly direct from Bangkok to Abu Dhabi but they re-routed and added a stop at Phuket to pick up the passengers from this Air Berlin flight.

Sorry for asking but if the airport was closed with several diversions how did EY manage to land HKT...?

EK413



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User currently offlineandrewtang From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 463 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4546 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 14):
Sorry for asking but if the airport was closed with several diversions how did EY manage to land HKT...?


Nah, the AB incident occurred on the 20th Dec at late night and EY only flew into HKT the next morning when the runway was re-opened.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5319 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4186 times:

Quoting andrewtang (Reply 15):
Quoting EK413 (Reply 14):
Sorry for asking but if the airport was closed with several diversions how did EY manage to land HKT...?


Nah, the AB incident occurred on the 20th Dec at late night and EY only flew into HKT the next morning when the runway was re-opened.

Cheers, that certainly clears it up... Thought EY was given special priority while others had to divert...

EK413



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