Kuba74
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Manchester City Directors In Plane Scare

Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:56 pm

News from Man City official website:
http://www.mcfc.co.uk/

The City Chairman and board of directors had a lucky escape when an engine on their plane caught fire on their return from City's Premiership clash at Portsmouth.
The right hand engine on the jetstream plane caught fire just ten minutes after taking off from a local airport on the south coast.

The passengers who included the board of directors, vice presidents of the club and the Manchester Evening News correspondent, Chris Bailey, were first alerted to the problem when they heard a loud bang.

The engine cut out and fumes p0ured into the cabin. The captain of the plane, John Morris put out the fire and turning the plane into the wind carried out an emergency landing at Farnborough airport.

The emergency services had been alerted and were waiting for the plane that was landed safely on one engine.

"It was the most frightening experience of my life," said Chris Bailey of the Manchester Evening News echoing the thoughts of all the passengers.

"There was a loud bang and we could see sparks coming from the engine. It was a very scary moment."

"But the captain was terrific, he handled the whole emergency with great calm and we are all very grateful that we got back down in one piece."

The Chairman John Wardle and the rest of the passengers continued their return journey from Hampshire by coach.


 
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RE: Manchester City Directors In Plane Scare

Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:47 pm

The Leeds united team had a similar incident a few years back, they had an uncontained engine failure on take-off.

Their HS748 (Emarald I thoink) mada a crash landing an luckilly all were safe.

 
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RE: Manchester City Directors In Plane Scare

Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:15 pm

What plane was that ? Gosh, that is scary.
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Kuba74
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RE: Manchester City Directors In Plane Scare

Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:10 am

More details were given at http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/sport/football/manchestercity/stories/Detail_LinkStory=77919.html
The plane was Eastern Airways Jetstream, information about a/c type has not been given so far. Eastern Airways operate Jetstream 31, 32 and 41 planes.

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RE: Manchester City Directors In Plane Scare

Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:44 am


Should be a J32 - the team went on a J41.

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RE: Manchester City Directors In Plane Scare

Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:33 am

How did the entire first team, which is about 15 or 16 players plus the manager, coach, physio etc all fit in a J41?
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RE: Manchester City Directors In Plane Scare

Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:40 am


J41 = 29 seater (and gave the aircraft something to do at the weekends as it's normally operating to Stansted Mon-Fri).

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RE: Manchester City Directors In Plane Scare

Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:41 am

Probably because the JS41 can carry about 25-30pax...
A306, A313, A319, A320, A321, A332, A343, A345, A346 A388, AC90, B06, B722, B732, B733, B735, B738, B744, B762, B772, B7
 
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RE: Manchester City Directors In Plane Scare

Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:53 am

Any one know which Airport it departed from?!

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RE: Manchester City Directors In Plane Scare

Mon Jan 12, 2004 8:14 am

It departed from SOU... There were two a/c flying at the same time; I thought the Directors were on board a J32 and the team were on board J41 G-MAJE.... So, was it not the J32 that was involved?

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