ROP From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 239 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2499 times:
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A Lauda Air jet travelling from Canada to Italy made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport in southwestern Ireland on Sunday after a warning light in the cockpit led to the shutting down of an engine, an airport spokesman said.
"The full emergency plan was put into operation but the plane landed safely and all 169 passengers and crew have been disembarked," according to the spokesman for Aer Rianta, the Irish airports authority.
The Airbus 310 was enroute from Goose Bay in Canada to Bari in Italy.
"As we understand it the warning light came on about 25 minutes out from Shannon. The captain decided to shut down the engine, declare an emergency and divert here.
"The aircraft is being currently examined by engineers," the spokesman said.
PhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2411 times:
The aircraft is probably operating from the US west coast and would need a stop en route. LAX is 6537 nautical miles from Bari by the best great circle route and the 767-300's range is 6115 nautical miles.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12905 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2340 times:
The aircraft was a Lauda (Italy?) 767, flying from Goose Bay to Bari; not a common route for the airline and since Goose Bay is a big Nato/CAF base and the Italian AF/Navy probably has a major base in/around Bari, I wonder if the aircraft was carrying Italian or Canadian military personnel - possibly doing exercises in Canada.
Anyway, it's a pretty straightforward event and as one poster rightly pointed out, maintenance on Lauda 767s is done by Shannon Aerospace. A routine failure, well handled by a well trained crew.
Airblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1828 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2297 times:
It seems quite impossible it was a Lauda Air Italy B763, cause yesterday I went to MXP and I saw there two of the three Lauda Italy B763 and the third plane left MXP to carribean before I arrive at MXP terminal 2 in the late morning.
Jetset From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2092 times:
i just talked with a ground agent at cyyr.he tells me that it was an
a310 painted up in lauda air colors that was doing a military charter
for the italian airforce.lauda operates 1 flight every 2 weeks he said
into cyyr for troops.he also said it was the first time it was an a310
it usually operates with a b767.