Manel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1702 times:
The flight SQ 345 (MAD-ZRH-SIN, operated by 9V-SMW) was scheduled to depart from ZRH at 14:10 pm, however due to a technical problem the fllight is estimated to take of at 19:00 (ZRH time). I went to SIA website and chose the time status option. The information available at the moment is that the aircraft will fly to S'pore via Dubai.
Anyone knows why is this flight going to stop in DXB?
Heute habe ich ueber meiner Ortschaft (etwa 60 km von ZRH entfernt) eine Boeing 747-400 der Singapore Airlines erkennen koennen, die irgendwie komisch geflogen ist! Sie befand sich auf etwa 5000 Meter, und machte einen "U-Turn" und einige Minuten spaeter kam die B747 nochmals vorbei... Jeweil auserhalb des aeusseren Triebwerks zog der Megatop eine "Fahne" hinter sich her (keine Kondenzstreifen, waehren bei einer B747 ja vier...) Ist dort eventuell ein Ventil zum Treibstoff ablassen angebracht?
Die heutigen Fluege von/nach ZRH der SQ:
von: SINGAPORE CHANGIINTL. 06:50 06:30 SQ0346
nach: MADRID BARAJAS 08:11 07:30 SQ0346
von: MADRID BARAJAS 13:05 13:00 SQ0345
nach: ZUERICH 14:57 14:10 SQ0345Z
von: ZUERICH 16:43 16:35 SQ0345Z
nach: SINGAPORE CHANGI INTL. 14:10 14:10 SQ0345 (in -320 min)
Ganz klar faellt hier der der verspaetete Flug nach SIN auf, sowie der Flug SQ345Z (komische Flugnummer)!!! Kann es sich hier um eine Notlandung der Boeing 747-412 (9VSMW) gehandelt haben???
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1519 times:
Just checked with a friend at ZRH (not working for SQ) and he told me that SQ took off around STD for SIN ( I remember that I have seen SQ leaving ZRH) and after around 90min they had a technical problem and had to return to ZRH again. At 19:24 they left ZRH again for SIN.
It could be that they make another technical stop, scheduled or non-scheduled at DXB.
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Loadcontroller From Switzerland, joined Feb 2002, 85 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1508 times:
SQ 345 returned to ZRH yesterday after dissolving technical problems. They made a so called heavy landing in ZRH due to hot brakes. Don't ask me how they can see it during a flight... Also I do not exactly know why they went to SIN via DXB but I can imagine that through these brakes problem they hat to reduce their landing weight to be on the safe side. So in this case -if it is true- the stop in DXB would have been for fuelling.
Danialanwar From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1327 times:
I dont quite understand why they cant fly nonstop to Singapore due to LANDING weight restrictions (unless for possible turn-around to ZRH). Take-off weight I'd understand .... hmmm, anyway, raises another point. If there's an all out war between India and Pakistan and Indian airspace is closed, then I guess we'd see more landings in Dubai from planes travelling Europe to Singapore (shoud be ok-er the other way round)
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Ex_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1298 times:
Just FYI, because you brought it up, India's ATC went on strike in April '97 and their airspace closed down for more than 24 hours. All carriers flying into/out of/through Indian airspace were caught flat footed. SQ had seven aircraft stuck in Europe, and goodness knows how many plane loads stuck in SIN. But yeah they have since planned out contingency plans if such a thing were to happen again, and DXB will be one of the major tech stop points.