Virgin747 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 327 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4546 times:
A Boeing 777 of Air France landed in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada due to smoke in the cockpit.
The two jets in the article have been identified as Air Canada 737s, which left this evening.
Teva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1879 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4391 times:
in his post, Virgin747 mentions 2 AC737.
Maybe those 737s are two small to carry all the pax.
but it is faster to lease those 2 planes than ferry a 777 from CDG .
In this case, the most improtant is the passenger.
Their safety first, by landing the plane
Then, minimising the inconvenience by finding the fastes way to send them to their final destination.
a job well done by the crew and AF
Ecoute les orgues, Elles jouent pour toi...C'est le requiem pour un con
WG YQT From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 151 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3996 times:
Yes they did indeed have to use the chutes to get the pax out of the aircraft. I know AF was searching for an a/c of comparable size to take the pax on to LAX, BUT, remember if they used the chutes to get out, how they hell would they board another B777 or A330???????
Hence, the two B737's with integral airstairs that iare self-loading - problem averted with respect to boarding.
Can you imagine this announcement "Ladies and Gentlemen in order to re-embark our aircraft today you will be required to climb a 24' extension ladder, all wheelchair pax & those unable to climb will be left behind and last one on must kick the ladder away......... encore une fois, merci d'avoir choisi Air France"