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When Did Ansett's B 767 Grounding Take Place?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Hey guys!

Can anyone help me on this? When was Ansett's B 767 fleet being grounded? When was that?



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User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

Ansett's 767 fleet was grounded in December 2000 (returned a few days later) and April 2001 (effective as of Good Friday).

VH-RMO was the first to return to service about a fortnight later.

Cheers,

Justin


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

Actually, what's up with the B 767s?????

Also, can anyone tell me the EXACTdate for the April Grounding? Many thanks!

 Smile


User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

Okay,

The grounding was announced on Thursday 12APR01, to take effect from 10PM that night. Ansett jets would be returned to service as CASA checked them.

The first 767 to return, as I said was VH-RMO which returned on Friday 20APR01 operating AN950 (had 170pax onboard who received bottles of wine for their patronage).

Out of interest, the problems CASA found with VH-RMO (767-204) were

1. One too many a fire extinguisher onboard
2. Red paint that wasn't red enough in some areas
3. Too many magazines onboard

I'll say no more.

Cheers,

Justin


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

Thanks for the info

But why the hell do they have to ground the ENTIRE FLEET? There must be something wrong I would say......


User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1086 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2130 times:
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United Airline, you posted news articles here in regard to the Ansett groundings last Easter.. However for more info do a search here, or go to the media resources on CASA's website.



User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

The reports that I read, stated that there were problems with the engine casings and also with the fan blades. I think that they found numerous stress fractures on each. Whether or not this is true, I have no idea, but it is what the report said. The B767's at Ansett are prehistoric.

Jer


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

Are they repairable? I suppose so. Right?

Why didn't they simply repair them?


User currently offlineMarara From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2067 times:

 Insane


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