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SQ 777 BirdStrike In/near TPE?

Thu Sep 11, 2003 2:07 pm

I'm hearing that SQ 30, a 777-200,suffered a birdstrike inbound or outbound of TPE enroute to LAX. Normal ops ETD 845pm PST 9/10. Now 800am PST 9/11. Anyone can confirm? Details and registrx?

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RE: SQ 777 BirdStrike In/near TPE?

Thu Sep 11, 2003 3:55 pm

What is so out of the ordinary about this? It happens all the time.
 
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RE: SQ 777 BirdStrike In/near TPE?

Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:20 pm

I was waiting to shoot this one as Flight Tracker said it was arriving before dark (days are getting shorter) now..everything is out of wack..I wannna see if we can expect a day time arrival as well as a daytime departure (never for an SQ 777 out of LAX)..that's why the question. Anyone with additional info?

Thanx in Adv.
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RE: SQ 777 BirdStrike In/near TPE?

Thu Sep 11, 2003 6:22 pm

According to SIA's website, SQ30 (scheduled to arrive 9/10) will arrive LAX 9/11 at 8:43 am and the return SQ29 will depart on 9/11 at 10:15 am.

Good luck. Looking forward to see the pictures.

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RE: SQ 777 BirdStrike In/near TPE?

Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:27 pm

Must be new... since when did SQ operate 772s on the SIN-TPE-LAX route??
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RE: SQ 777 BirdStrike In/near TPE?

Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:35 pm

Quite sometime already.... I think it's been a few months! And I was pretty against it Big grin
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RE: SQ 777 BirdStrike In/near TPE?

Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:39 pm

Oh dear... passenger yields are falling? I presume they are using the 9V-SVx series across the pond.
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RE: SQ 777 BirdStrike In/near TPE?

Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:46 pm

They changed to the B777 just just before Taiwan was removed from the SARS affected countries list from the top of my head. If not, should be around that time.

Yeap the 9V-SVx are serving this flight. Seems that there's no first class demand on this route?

Hope that SQ 2 remains the B744... at least one Singapore jumbo crossing the pond please!  Big grin
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RE: SQ 777 BirdStrike In/near TPE?

Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:51 pm

Seems Mr Yip have forgotten the NRT - LAX route.  Laugh out loud People could always choose that alternative to fly in F, just like SQ1/2 provides F while the ICN - SFO flight doesn't.

Surely, SQ1/2 will always remain the B744. Business have picked up a lot for HKG, just hope that the isolated SARS case won't bring much affect.

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RE: SQ 777 BirdStrike In/near TPE?

Thu Sep 11, 2003 8:29 pm

Wooops I've forgotten about SQ 12  Smile

Anyway any update to SQ 30?
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RE: SQ 777 BirdStrike In/near TPE?

Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:36 pm

B777s have been opertaing the SIN-TPE-LAX route for a few months already. It may revert back to the B744 in October. Although the loads are high the yields are low so a decision has yet to be made. If it does revert back to the B744 you may see the B777s redeployed on the SIN-FRA-EWR route.

The SQ and SR series B777s have the fuel capacity to operate the route but they do not have the higher certified take-off weight required. They also do not have horizontal crew rest which is required on both the trans-pac sectors.

In case anyones interested SIA Cargo will be adding Kuwait to their list of destinations. Flights will continue on to either Amsterdam or Brussels.

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RE: SQ 777 BirdStrike In/near TPE?

Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:08 pm

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SIA cargo is said to be evaluating daily services to BRU/AMS and FRA and dropping all other presently served destinations - they will instead be served by truck
 
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RE: SQ 777 BirdStrike In/near TPE?

Fri Sep 12, 2003 2:01 am

Personally, I hope that the 777 stays on SQ29/30. Nicer seats, and a different aircraft, rather than the 747-400!

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RE: SQ 777 BirdStrike In/near TPE?

Fri Sep 12, 2003 2:46 am

SQ accident, again in Taipei?

Oh, I will never fly into Taipei.  Sad Too dangerous!!
Let's just blame it on yields.
 
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RE: SQ 777 BirdStrike In/near TPE?

Fri Sep 12, 2003 10:54 am

Thanks Ejazz for the information.

Well if it's a birdstrike can't blame the authorities but many pilots I've spoke to before didn't like Chiang Kai-Shek airpirt very much...
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RE: SQ 777 BirdStrike In/near TPE?

Fri Sep 12, 2003 2:16 pm

I managed to get the reg and it was 9V-SVG..I got this on a previous visit. I was hoping for SVI-SVN...maybe next time.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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