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Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:04 am

Air Malta 197 has suffered two burst tyres on takeoff from Glasgow, at around 20:17.

Ac is reporting hydraulic leak, and "partial brakes - partial spoilers - dont know if the gear is down - will
have to be moved manually"

All aircraft are holding at LANAK while Air Malta burns off fuel and prepares for an emergency landing. More as it happens...

Its 21:03 and ac is preparing for emergency landing
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:10 am

I was out with GLA fire brigade today and asked if they had any recent full emergencies. Quite a coinsidience that one occurs tonight. Hope all goes well.
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:14 am

What type of equipment is this?
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:15 am

I'm going to say a little prayer for all those on board.
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:16 am

I hope so. AC is still in the air. MyTravel has been cleared to land. Air Malta has been asking for Prestwick weather so may consider diverting.

Aircraft may be up for another 45 mins yet. Resque helicopter is on standby...
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:18 am

whats free that i can use to track the flight? On what I tried I either get 0ft or 0mph or please contact airline...
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:21 am

Looks like the flight was to MLA. They fly A319's (3), A320's (4) and B733's (6). Hopefully not a front tire. I wish them a safe return.

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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:24 am

AC is 9H-AER type A320 via Manchester i believe...
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:26 am

Nighthawk, are you listening in on the frequency I take it? Do you know what tyres are burst?
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:28 am


So far no press releases at: http://www.airmalta.com/page.jsp?id=74&siteid=1 Can also check their hompage.

Logan
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:31 am

Im not on freq, too far away. Friend is sending me updates over MSN, he is on freq. Noidea which tyre. aircraft is on approach. reporting 214 (!?!) onboard, all ready for emergency evac.

Type is believed to be A320, on loan from air malta to excel...
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:32 am

Aircraft is a B737-300.

Thanks
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:33 am

214 onboard!!! lot of people for a 737 or A320. Fingers crossed.
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:37 am

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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:43 am

Glasgow is closed to all traffic. A BA flight has been told to divert as they expect runway to become unusable afte rlanding!

Aircraft is now on approach....
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:45 am

It is a B737-300. The six A320's are currently 'in action.' At Heathrow, Manchester, Pescara, Frankfurt, and the two chartered are from Kavala into Manchester and Larnaca into Birmingham.

Thanks
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[Edited 2004-09-01 22:49:39]
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:47 am

aircraft has pulled out of approach, and expects to try again in 30 mins. They are now trying to land a few other flights. Globespan is on approach now.
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:50 am

KM197 down as a 733 on the Malta Airport website:
http://www.maltairport.com/arrivals/page.asp?p=5468&l=1

Although aircraft type isn't really important at the minute.
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:08 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3619848.stm

Ticker on this site now shows aircraft preparing for emergency landing.

[Edited 2004-09-01 23:12:52]
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:09 am

I have just copied this from WWW.BBC.CO.UK


"An Air Malta flight is circling Glasgow Airport to burn up fuel before making an emergency landing.
Airport operator BAA said the Boeing 737, with 143 people on board, suffered hydraulic failure on take-off.

Emergency services have been placed on stand-by.

More soon".

I will let you know if I get any more info.
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:11 am

The news story is now breaking on BBC News 24 and they are speaking to an expert and the impacts of an aircraft landing with 2 burst tires.

They are advising they have ambulances and fire brigade on standby. The BAA spokeman confirmed the airport is closed to all traffic.
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:12 am

CNN Headline news of course can't find Europe as usual. ARGH!
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:12 am

http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:12 am

A little prayer for all on board. I'm sure they will make it. The pilots are in touch with Boeing on the best landindg senario, I'm sure. Maybe even a wheels up landing after exhausting their fuel. Good luck.
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:15 am

i can c it coming into land right know everyone keep fingers crossed into land very sloley sorry bout spelling
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:15 am

according to sky news it is due to land in 5 -10 minutes (i.e. 22:20-22:25 BST)

hope everything goes okay.
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:16 am

Aircraft now ready to retry approach.

Good luck and god bless all on board...
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:19 am

Thoughts with those on board.
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:20 am

Any News??

Have they landed yet?

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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:20 am

Aircraft now ready to retry approach

Retry approach? Did they attempt to land once before?
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:21 am

Yes, this is the second attempt.
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:22 am

BBC update: Full emergency procedures have been activated and a rescue helicopter is on standby.
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:26 am

not sure what i am seeing now i though i had seen it going in but there is still a light in the sky. think its the recure chopper seen it going back and forth and theres and aircarft still flying around.
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:32 am

aircraft has landed.......

everything ok....
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:33 am

Great news, well done to everyone involved.
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:33 am

Good news!

Thanks for the updates.
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:33 am

Thank God. Thank you for the speedy update.
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:34 am

What damage is there to the aircraft involved?

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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:35 am

If nothing else, there will be brown stains on the seats Big grin
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:37 am

Nighthawk: Great coverage. I'm sure kudos are in order for the entire flight crew as well.

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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:43 am

Logan: Great coverage? Everything i posted was wrong, A320 with 214 on board,  Sad

Aircraft was a 737-300 with 143 on board
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:44 am

 Smile But what matters right now is the damage to life - we know everyone's safe - that's what counts. Sometimes it doesn't matter whether it's a 747, A320 or Saab.

Good everything's okay.
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:48 am

I believe the passengers exited the aircraft on the runway, so Glasgow will probably remain closed for the next few hours
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:56 am

>>>What damage is there to the aircraft involved?

Don't know about this specific event, but from personal experience on others, you're probably looking at tire/brake changes, and there was probably some damage (dents/punctures) to the trailing edge flaps (aft of the affected main gear). From one of the earlier posts, it also appears that a hydraulic line was affected, so that too will get repaired...
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:58 am

I'm glad everything was OK and that it was uneventful. I had butterflies even without being on the flight!
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 7:16 am

Any landing you can walk away from is a good one. Good to have them back on the ground.
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 7:18 am

B737-300 9H-ADH

The plane burst at least one tyre on take off and this in turn took out the A Hydraulic System. This means that the plane had limited braking and ground steering capabilities.

Three weeks ago another AirMalta B733, 9H-ADM burst another tyre on take off from MLA en route to DME (Moscow). The drama that unfolded in MLA was spectacular but very professional. That too had a happy ending.
 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:17 am

Excellent news from the BBC.


Well done Air Malta.

"Jet lands safely after tyre alert


The Air Malta flight lands at Glasgow Airport
An Air Malta flight has landed safely at Glasgow Airport after fears that one of its tyres had burst.
The Boeing 737, with 143 people on board, took off after 1930 BST and circled the airport for three hours to burn fuel before attempting to land.

The British Airports Authority (BAA) said full-scale emergency procedures were activated.

Emergency services on-site were backed up by fire and ambulance crews from the Strathclyde area.

The crew reported a suspected problem with a tyre when Air Malta Flight KM197 took off at 1936 BST.

An Air Malta spokesman said the crew followed "standard procedure" after suffering loss of pressure in the tyre.

These guys have been through a difficult experience. They have been through a trauma

BAA spokesman
He said: "It is not hugely common but it is not uncommon either.

"There was still a good tyre on the main landing gear and the pilot was able to land safely according to standard procedure.

"The crew are well trained for such incidents and we are always pleased that they carry out their duties accordingly."

A BAA spokesman said the passengers had been through a frightening ordeal but no-one was physically hurt.

He said: "These guys have been through a difficult experience. They have been through a trauma."

Air Malta said procedures were put in place to accommodate passengers once they were escorted from the aircraft and a replacement jet was expected on Thursday morning.

Strathclyde Fire Brigade said it sent eight fire engines, a turntable ladder, heavy recovery vehicle and technical support units to assist the on-site airport crews".




 
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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:27 am

'''circled the airport for three hours to burn fuel before attempting to land. '''

Why not dump fuel and land? That would be better for the mental healt situation of the passengers..

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RE: Emergency Unfolding At GLA

Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:37 am

As I understand it, A320's are not equipped for fuel jettisons.

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