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Another Incident With HB-IQZ Of Edelweiss (pics)

Tue Dec 16, 2003 3:52 pm

Yesterday, 15th December 2003, EDW979 from Mombasa reported flaps problems prior to its landing at ZRH. Apparently, the landing flaps could not be deployed and a high speed landing was carried out. Also see

http://www.aerpix.net/AP-PhotoGallery/Impressions/Imp200312/HB_IQZ-2.jpg

http://www.aerpix.net/AP-PhotoGallery/Impressions/Imp200312/HB_IQZ-3.jpg

http://www.aerpix.net/AP-PhotoGallery/Impressions/Imp200312/HB_IQZ-4.jpg

You can clearly see the flaps not being deployed and full thrust reverse is applied. After checking the landing gear on the runway itself and there was nothing found wrong, the aircraft was cleared to taxi to the arrival gate on its own power. Another incident which doesn't really help to improve the reputation. Things can go wrong though...

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RE: Another Incident With HB-IQZ Of Edelweiss (pics)

Tue Dec 16, 2003 4:20 pm

I'm glad nothing worse happened. Poor Edelweiss, they've certainly had their share of bad luck with their A332. I wish them the best of luck for the future, I've always thought they were one of the best charter airlines around and I've flown on HB-IQZ twice.
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RE: Another Incident With HB-IQZ Of Edelweiss (pics)

Tue Dec 16, 2003 4:39 pm

On another forum, somebody said, that the pilot requested the fire brigades to check the break temperaturse. It was below the critical value (it was 180 °C, IIRC), so the aircraft could proceed to its designed gate.

Indeed, bad luck for Edelweiss this year. Luckily, nothing more serious happened. At least I think so, as HB-IQZ departed yesterday evening for its next flight.

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RE: Another Incident With HB-IQZ Of Edelweiss (pics)

Tue Dec 16, 2003 6:07 pm

ciao guys,

I know a lot of people will hate me,but i booked my flight to Mahe end of February with Emirates, instead of Edelweiss ,even we have to fly via Dubai and it was much more exspensive .... , I just feel saver flying Emirates instead of Edelweiss,though the prob,which occured in MIA was not their fault ....

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RE: Another Incident With HB-IQZ Of Edelweiss (pics)

Tue Dec 16, 2003 7:12 pm

Naahhh, Robin! Just pay me a beer next time, and I won't hate you  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Pretty understandable reaction. Such occurences are a plague for an airline. I bet, we will see a huge news coverage this evening in the TV news......

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RE: Another Incident With HB-IQZ Of Edelweiss (pics)

Tue Dec 16, 2003 7:51 pm

Not fun this happends to Edelweiss, my favorite
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RE: Another Incident With HB-IQZ Of Edelweiss (pics)

Tue Dec 16, 2003 7:52 pm

Gerardo, you're right...there's nothing more in this world that Swiss media like doing more than bashing their home airlines. Just imagine the uproar if the airline involved had been SWISS instead of Edelweiss...
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RE: Another Incident With HB-IQZ Of Edelweiss (pics)

Tue Dec 16, 2003 7:59 pm

Indeed very bad for Edelweiss ... !

I once had the "pleasure" to sit in a Swissair 743 which had problems with the flaps after t/o from ZRH to ATL. After dumping fuel over France we had to return to ZRH. They where not able to insert the flaps (which is still better than not being able to deploy them).
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RE: Another Incident With HB-IQZ Of Edelweiss (pics)

Tue Dec 16, 2003 8:04 pm


@gerardo: would love to do so,what about this saturday? are you around?

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RE: Another Incident With HB-IQZ Of Edelweiss (pics)

Tue Dec 16, 2003 11:59 pm

Robin, I've flown Edelweiss only once but will never fly again! It has nothing to do with the incidents they've suffered but their service was not as good as everybody said. It was CMB-MLE-ZRH, and when entering the aircraft at CMB, it was like entering a garbage dump area. After take-off from CMB when asking for a cup of coffee, the arrogant answer was that coffee is only served after we've left MLE...
I fully understand your decision!

By the way, next Saturday is the planned departure day of Royal Brunei A320!
 
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RE: Another Incident With HB-IQZ Of Edelweiss (pics)

Wed Dec 17, 2003 9:37 pm

Robin: Unfortunately, I can't make it to the airport this saturday. My wife has to work, and so I have to look for my little girl. If weather is good, perhaps I go on SAT or SUN to the heliport with her for an hour or so.

But I will be on the tour of 27th. Will you be there?

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RE: Another Incident With HB-IQZ Of Edelweiss (pics)

Thu Dec 18, 2003 4:33 pm

Just heard on Swiss radio that they had another incident yesterday (Dec. 17). Apparently, they had hydraulic problems and had to return to ZRH shortly after take-off. It took them 10 hours to get the problem sorted out so the plane could head to Punta Cana. Anyone have any more details?
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RE: Another Incident With HB-IQZ Of Edelweiss (pics)

Thu Dec 18, 2003 5:11 pm

hi,

must have missed something... what was the problem before in MIA?

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RE: Another Incident With HB-IQZ Of Edelweiss (pics)

Thu Dec 18, 2003 5:22 pm



must have missed something... what was the problem before in MIA?


Although nobody was hurt, they had a very serious incident at MIA this past August:
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/6955792.htm
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RE: Another Incident With HB-IQZ Of Edelweiss (pics)

Thu Dec 18, 2003 5:56 pm

Today's EDW A330 flight to Cuba is delayed by about eight hours due to late arrival of the airplane. No wonder, they had to fix the problems yesterday.

I know someone who's booked on this flight. I just called him to tell the good news. Well, he's not that happy...

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