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Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia  
User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 849 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 12649 times:

Thomson Airways 767-304ER G-OBYF, flight TOM577 HKT-HEL, in troubles in Samara, central Russia:
Emergency landing, engine failure. The 767 carried 302 passengers and seven crew members, no one was hurt, according to ITAR-TASS.

ITAR-TASS:
"A Boeing-767 of the British Thomson Airways made an emergency landing in Samara’s Kurumoch airport at 20:05 Moscow time on Monday. According to preliminary information, the jet had to make an emergency landing after one of its engines failed."

http://www.itar-tass.com/en/c32/616171.html

An interesting way to end your tropical holiday, an (?) extra night in central Russia  

[Edited 2013-01-07 12:55:40]

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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 12259 times:

Read the last line of the article......... Imagine what they'd put you on. You know I'd jump at
that chance!



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User currently offlineushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 12243 times:

Seven crew members and 302 pax?
Those numbers do not add up.



Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 849 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 11881 times:

Quoting FI642 (Reply 1):
Read the last line of the article......... Imagine what they'd put you on. You know I'd jump at
that chance!

Me too..

According to the Finnish papers they still are at the Samara airport, it's night, local hotels are full and the small airport isn't too comfy for some 300 passengers and crew... No news of the Russian help. TUI Nordic couldn't tell how they get home yet.


User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2789 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 11316 times:

G-OBYD was despatched from MAN last night to rescue the pax.

No news on 'YF.

Rgds



So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
User currently offlineokAY From Finland, joined Dec 2006, 648 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 10729 times:

Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 4):

The aircraft from MAN brought fresh crew and food supplies. The passengers were flown to Helsinki on the original aircraft at tthe end. People are angry at the tour operator, saying they were not well looked after.

News in Finnish: Iltasanomat

I think they did a good job bringing in food and the delay was not more than 15hrs at the end. And anyway, what can one expect when the flight gets diverted in the middle of nowhere. But of course people were tired and hungry, so I think once they get home and calm down, it will all be put into proportion, also by the ones who got affected.

okAY


User currently onlineTC957 From UK - England, joined May 2012, 699 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10664 times:

So do people expect tour operators to have hoards of staff at every Russian diversion airfield then just in the remote chance one of their holiday flights gets diverted there then ?

User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1618 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10539 times:

You get what you pay for...


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User currently offlineokAY From Finland, joined Dec 2006, 648 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10443 times:

Maybe the passengers should be happy it was not a Ryanair flight   "Flight cancelled, find your own way home". Now that would have been an adventure!  

All well ends well, in this case  

okAY


User currently offlinenethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1044 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9815 times:

Definitely you get what you pay for.

Charter flights = older planes with higher aircraft rotation and flying at nearly maximum weights.
Max pax, less crew, expect less help from airlines.



Let's just blame it on yields.
User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8741 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9732 times:

What are they complaining for ? I am sure that there was enough Vodka available....  

Seriously, any legacy carrier would have had exactly the same problem, exept that the pax number would have been smaller.

Plus, the delay gives them a compensation, should be e 600 per head.



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User currently offlineushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9413 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 10):
Plus, the delay gives them a compensation, should be e 600 per head.

Yup, so most of them will have gotten a 30-50% rebate on their holidays. I would chill (no pun intended) in Samara for a few hours for that as well.



Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently offlineEricAY05 From Finland, joined Sep 2010, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9162 times:

Everytime one of these holiday flights lands at HEL the terminal is flooded with people in shorts and sandals, even in the winter months. Must be pretty unpleasant to be stuck in central Russia wearing this kind of attire! 

User currently offlineCaptCufflinks From UK - England, joined Dec 2012, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8572 times:

I remember flying on this bird way back when, when she still wore the old BY (BAL) colours - I really miss that livery on the seven sixes.

If the aircraft is still configured the same as it was back then, legroom would have been a nightmare on such a flight - I would have been grateful for the diversion to stretch my legs!


User currently onlineGSTBA From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8460 times:

Quoting HELyes (Thread starter):
Thomson Airways 767-304ER G-OBYF, flight TOM577 HKT-HEL,

G-OBYF is configured in a 328 all economy configuration. I am suprised that TOM use this aircraft on a long haul route. I thought this config was only used to operate short and medium haul routes


User currently offlineokAY From Finland, joined Dec 2006, 648 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8260 times:

Quoting CaptCufflinks (Reply 13):

I used to be CC for BY, some of the 76s we had back then were configured to take 325 pax. Flying sardine cans they were! I did feel very proud working for BY at the time and it was always a nice sight seeing the lady Britannia greeting us en route to take us back to the UK   Fond memories  

okAY


User currently offlineRussianJet From Kyrgyzstan, joined Jul 2007, 7633 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8051 times:
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I love the way that a city of a million people is described here by one poster as 'the middle of nowhere'.


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User currently offlineushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7785 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 16):
I love the way that a city of a million people is described here by one poster as 'the middle of nowhere'.

Maybe he was referring to the airport, which actually is in the middle of nowhere.  



Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently onlineteme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7062 times:
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Quoting EricAY05 (Reply 12):
Everytime one of these holiday flights lands at HEL the terminal is flooded with people in shorts and sandals, even in the winter months. Must be pretty unpleasant to be stuck in central Russia wearing this kind of attire!

And they are bitching and moaning when they get out of the terminal and get to the car park and taxi's.



Flying high and low
User currently offlinefanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1943 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6597 times:

Quoting okAY (Reply 8):
Maybe the passengers should be happy it was not a Ryanair flight "Flight cancelled, find your own way home". Now that would have been an adventure!

Sounds like my last flight on United out of EWR!  



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User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 849 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3329 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 16):
I love the way that a city of a million people is described here by one poster as 'the middle of nowhere'.

My bad, actually i didn't know much about Samara... but the passengers couldn't leave the small airport.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Kyrgyzstan, joined Jul 2007, 7633 posts, RR: 23
Reply 21, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3253 times:
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Quoting HELyes (Reply 20):
My bad, actually i didn't know much about Samara... but the passengers couldn't leave the small airport.

Hehe, no problem. I understand the airport is really not too great, so I guess it may as well be the middle of nowhere, it's just that resources (food etc.) really shouldn't have been too tricky to organise. Then again, provincial Russia is provincial Russia......



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User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 849 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

Yes, the passengers from the flight told lack of food was the main issue. They said in the paper that the ice cream retailer at the airport was very pleased they suddenly had 300 unexpected hungry customers, ice cream was sold for EUR 5 per portion  

[Edited 2013-01-08 15:47:00]

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