Some answers to make it more clear. It was a hazy day at AMS
yesterday and the diversion had nothing to do with fog at London Heathrow (and I'm not saying that it wasn't at LHR
About the Virgin Atlantic A340-600 problems, as already mentioned a little bit in my first post of the topic: flight was on it's way from HKG
, when engine 1 stopped and the crew wasn't able to restart it, no big problem at that moment, but it then turned out that the mainfuel tank was empty and for some reason it was not possible to get fuel from other tanks, then also engine 4 stopped, bigger problems occurred! Then the Captain decided to get the bird down as soon as possible, didn't looked for what airport and off course didn't thought of tow bar problems, that wasn't the main problem at all!
Tow bar story
: KLM has a big contract for maintenance/painting for the Virgin Atlantic B747-400's and B747-200's. The new A340-600 were in new colors already at delivery (the A340-300 weren't and they got painted in the new colors at AMS
) and were not painted in AMS
, that's why no tow bar was available, also because there are no scheduled services with the A346 to/from AMS
: Schiphol Plaza is closed only from 00:00 till 04:00 a.m. and the shops are open from 07:00 a.m. till 22:00 p.m., every day of the week, every week of the year.
Some credits go to: Streep, James and Marco (Scramble Message Board)
That was it for now and thanks for the thanks!!!