jerion
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TV Alert (8pm EST 12/18) AirTransat Flt 236

Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:04 pm

Air Emergency
Airbus A330
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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL

Air Emergency
NGC 45 Dec 18 10:00pm Add to My Calendar
Series/Documentary, 60 Mins.
"Flying on Empty"
When a large commercial jet runs out of fuel, catastrophe often results.

Original Airdate: September 30, 2004.



L10/D9S/D10/M80/M88/732/733/734/735/73G/738/72S/757/762/763/320/319/318/ERJ
 
yanksn4
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RE: TV Alert (8pm EST 12/18) AirTransat Flt 236

Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:56 pm

Actually I saw this episode Thurday night. Apparently, it was a combination of Rolls Royce, the Air Transat Maintenance, and Air Transat management that screwed up. Rolls Royce shipped their engines with a part missing. So even though mx suggested the plane be taken out of service a little longer, management pushed mx do finish it on schedule. The result was mx putting in a tube or something to fix the problem in the engines. This caused the fuel to leak and drain the plane of fuel. Luckily, the plane was able to glide all the way to a military airport on the Azore Islands off of the European continent.

signed,
Matthew
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AAplatnumflier
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RE: TV Alert (8pm EST 12/18) AirTransat Flt 236

Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:03 pm

O this show is on every so often with this...when I was younger it got me afriad of flying
 
jpetekyxmd80
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RE: TV Alert (8pm EST 12/18) AirTransat Flt 236

Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:07 pm

Im surprised AAplatnumflier wasn't on this flight.

It is a good show though if you havent seen it.
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AAplatnumflier
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RE: TV Alert (8pm EST 12/18) AirTransat Flt 236

Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:31 pm

Haha very funny....I am just a privlaged young boy I dont lie...by the way that show still does scare me somewhat
 
jpetekyxmd80
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RE: TV Alert (8pm EST 12/18) AirTransat Flt 236

Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:35 pm

I am just a privlaged young boy I dont lie

HAHAHA! You gotta be pretty priviledged to be a member of a frequent flyer level that doesnt exist.
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jumbojim747
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RE: TV Alert (8pm EST 12/18) AirTransat Flt 236

Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:41 pm

Luckily, the plane was able to glide all the way to a military airport on the Azore Islands off of the European continent
For all the ETOPS critics here is a good example.
On a wing and a prayer
 
AAplatnumflier
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RE: TV Alert (8pm EST 12/18) AirTransat Flt 236

Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:42 pm

ya AA platinum exists and I am a member of it....I have flown 38 segments this year....if you want to be politically correct I have flown 49,891 miles this year to date with a trip to ORD and SFO coming up before the end of the year.
 
jpetekyxmd80
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RE: TV Alert (8pm EST 12/18) AirTransat Flt 236

Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:46 pm

Um, im talking about UA Executive Platium....

"I used to be an executive platinum with UA and honestly ever since seven bad experiences in a row I stopped flying with them "

Remember that?

And i thought u said you were only going to Mexico for Christmastime...
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AAplatnumflier
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RE: TV Alert (8pm EST 12/18) AirTransat Flt 236

Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:52 pm

After the new year I am that is what I said...but anyways I am gonna be wathcin this show tonight
 
jpetekyxmd80
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RE: TV Alert (8pm EST 12/18) AirTransat Flt 236

Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:56 pm

Anything to say bout that UA Executive Platinum?
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AAplatnumflier
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RE: TV Alert (8pm EST 12/18) AirTransat Flt 236

Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:59 pm

Read my response in the Non-Aviaton forum

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