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Taipei Hit By Severe Turbulant; 1000 Pax Trapped

Thu Jul 04, 2002 8:29 am

At least 1000 passengers are trapped in Taipei due to Typhoon Ramasuun. On Wednesday night, rare and severe turbulant hit Taipei, causing airplanes cancelling departure or diverting.

An Air Macau A320 and EVA Airways (744) returned to Macau and Hong Kong after attempting to land twice. China Airlines from Bangkok diverted to Kaohsiung. Cathay Pacific flew back to Hong Kong around midnight after trying to land 3 times.

The severe turbulant occured around 1 to 2 knots at the head of the runway, wind gusts up to 25 to 35 knots. Severe turbulant was observed in the middle section of the runway.

Following flights has been postponed till further notice:
CX to HKG
CI to SYD, AMS, SFO, LAX
B7 to KHH,
SQ to LAX (they learned their lesson)
 
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RE: Taipei Hit By Severe Turbulant; 1000 Pax Trapped

Thu Jul 04, 2002 11:14 am

I wondered why there was a Mandarin MD11 and a CI 738 parked in remote stands here.

As for SQ, to learn a lesson, surely they would have to admit doing something wrong in the first place!! Big grin
 
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RE: Taipei Hit By Severe Turbulant; 1000 Pax Trapped

Thu Jul 04, 2002 11:28 am

SQ WRONG !!, It can't be......
 
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RE: Taipei Hit By Severe Turbulant; 1000 Pax Trapped

Thu Jul 04, 2002 12:59 pm

I went on SIA's website and they said that SQ30 landed at 2200. Was this before or during the severe turbulance at CKS? I also noted that they are due to depart at 1430 Taipei time with a 1040 arrival at LAX on July 4.

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RE: Taipei Hit By Severe Turbulant; 1000 Pax Trapp

Thu Jul 04, 2002 1:04 pm

Also!

The CI flight goes as follows:

CI flight 8 departed Taipei at 11:31 AM 7/4/02 and is due in LAX at 12:22 AM 7/4/02
 
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RE: Taipei Hit By Severe Turbulant; 1000 Pax Trapp

Thu Jul 04, 2002 1:17 pm

I checked the weather at weather.com. The first typhoon passed already but it looks as if there is another one to come. The first typhoon looks like it is headed to South Korea or southwestern Japan.
 
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RE: Taipei Hit By Severe Turbulant; 1000 Pax Trapped

Thu Jul 04, 2002 3:28 pm

Reasons why TPE should at least have a ground radar.  Smile
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RE: Taipei Hit By Severe Turbulant; 1000 Pax Trapped

Thu Jul 04, 2002 3:32 pm

Hmm, perhaps that explains why SQ30 yesterday (9V-SPM) was so eager to depart .. even from 20R....
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RE: Taipei Hit By Severe Turbulant; 1000 Pax Trapped

Thu Jul 04, 2002 4:05 pm

hehehe nice one jiml126!  Big thumbs up

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