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Air France 777 In Churchill Canada  
User currently offlineVirgin747 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 319 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3621 times:

A Boeing 777 of Air France landed in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada due to smoke in the cockpit.
http://winnipeg.cbc.ca/template/servlet/View?filename=mb_churchilljet021017
The two jets in the article have been identified as Air Canada 737s, which left this evening.

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User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

Registration is F-GSPZ, was heading to LAX.

Saw that in the system and was wondering what happened.

-Chris / BOSKLAF



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3511 times:

Why does Air France need to send two aircraft to Churchill... If only one brought them in?


aw


User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1872 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3466 times:

AWspicious,
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
Teva



Ecoute les orgues, Elles jouent pour toi...C'est le requiem pour un con
User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

It was mentioned on the radio this morning that the passengers had to get out using the chutes. The airport had no suitable equipment for getting pax out of a 777.



User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

must have been quite a suprise to that seemingly lonely little town....a 777...surely they won't see one of those again...

MIA777



MIA777
User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

Large planes do land the odd time, usually on their way from Europe to the West Coast. A couple of years ago, a United jet (a 767, I think) had to land there after an engine failure.



User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3281 times:

Teva;
I was quoting the article. You did read the article, I presume?


AWspicious


User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3256 times:

How long is the runway there?

User currently offlineAC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

YYQ's longest runway is 9200 feet.

The town sees heavies diverted there every few years, but not that often. Population is only about 2000.


User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Lol, AF doesn't have enough planes to be able to ferry a plane to retrieve stranded passengers!

-Chris



Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineWG YQT From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 151 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3071 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"

Heheheh
WG YQT  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

Churchill, Frobisher-Iqaluit, Sonderstrom, Keflavik are all available for landing on flights from West Coast - Europe routes...
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

F-GSPZ, the newest in their fleet !!

User currently offlineVirgin747 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

Ok new update, read the paper this morning, and it was only one plane they used to make two trips. Sorry for the mix up.

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