HELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 644 posts, RR: 1 Posted (4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 11117 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.
"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."
HELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 644 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 10349 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
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.
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.
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.
EricAY05 From Finland, joined Sep 2010, 77 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7630 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!
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
teme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1149 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5530 times:
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.
RussianJet From Kazakhstan, joined Jul 2007, 6296 posts, RR: 23 Reply 21, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1721 times:
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......
HELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 644 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1601 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