Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 11958 posts, RR: 37 Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4102 times:
No, it was an MD11; Delta's 767s only carry 195; the M11s carry around 248. DL has been using M11s to DUB since around October; it's quite a busy route for them as Americans, being discerning people, like visiting Ireland. I travelled this route around this time last year and it was full in both directions.
Sam the Lab From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 230 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4003 times:
There have also been some diversions to Cork. EI035 which was inbound to Dublin from Cork diverted back to Cork. Also, EI223 & EI263 have also arrived at Cork. I think the problem is that R/W 16 has been in use at Dublin and with the very strong winds some flights have been out of limits for landing.
Bkkair From Thailand, joined Aug 2001, 408 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3876 times:
Those MD-11's don't do well in crosswinds. Scary. How many MD-11's have been lost in crosswinds? Mandarin in HKG comes to mind. Can't remember the others. I don't think the FedEx MD-11 lost in EWR was due to crosswinds though, but not sure.
Greenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 924 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3816 times:
The flight was landing. Wind is causing havoc at DUB today.
From the Irish Times:
Winds of 65 miles per hour have grounded some flights at Dublin Airport today. A spokesman at the airport told ireland.com "There is a runway open if planes want to take off. Some are taking off, some are choosing not to".
The Aer Lingus flight from Boston has been diverted to Shannon and the Air Arran flight to Donegal has been cancelled.
The airport had been close for 50 minutes earlier today due to an incident with a Delta Airlines plane.
A airport spokesman confirmed that Delta flight 129 went off the runway and veered on to a grass margin after landing at 8.04 a.m. this morning.
The plane, which originated from Atlanta, USA, is about 500 metres away from the runway.
Ms Siobhán Scanlan of Delta Airlines said that there had been no injuries. "All the passengers and crew are now safely off the aircraft," she said.
She said that the conditions at the airport at the time of the incident were rainy and gusty and that there would be an investigation. "All incidents are investigated," she said.
Frostbite From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 394 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3774 times:
Am I missing something here...the captions to Martin O'Connell's pics of the DL Mad Dog (Mud Dog??) refer to severe damage to the port engine.
Maybe I'm overlooking something obvious....but I see no evidence of severe damage from any of these pics. A filthy, muddy mess indeed, and I wouldn't be suprised if some turbine blades are damaged from the ingestion of so much wet earth....but I see nothing to indicate "serious" damage.
Will be curious to see how long that bird stays in DUB. Going to be quite a project to get her out of the muck and back into the skies again...
Aer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1524 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3737 times:
I said severe damage because looking at it head on the amount of muck and debris that actually WENT IN to the engine is something else. I wasnt able to get a head on shot but believe me, the engine is a right mess.
Shamrock104 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 517 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3597 times:
I checked in at SNN this morning to fly on the tag-on Boston-Shannon-Dublin flight, boarded a practically empty A330 EI-JFK at 8am, we were on board, de-iced, and then told the news, then we disembarked.
At about 11.50 I was transferred to the Shannon-Dublin-Los Angeles flight EI145, along with all inbound Chicago passengers for Dublin, that was EI-DAA A330-200. We were on board that flight (completely full i would say) for about an hour, then we were de-planed and told the flight would not operate. We were all bussed to Dublin, where I arrived at 5.30. It took 10 hours to get from Shannon to Dublin with all these delays and false starts.
My EI (Bae 146) flight from Dublin to Shannon on Friday was cancelled too, so we were put on a groovy blue aircoach to Shannon. I was meant to arrive at 16:20, but arrived at 22:00 instead.