dogfighter2111
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Another Helios Flight Made Emergency Landing

Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:44 pm

On the radio this morning, I heard that another Helios flight had to turn back to Larnaca after a problem occured onboard. This flight was heading to Glasgow, UK. (GLA)

Anyone got more info?

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Mike
 
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RE: Another Helios Flight Made Emergency Landing

Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:47 pm

Helios made the landing due to a reported problem of air distribution with one of it's engines.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,16869113-23109,00.html
 
dogfighter2111
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RE: Another Helios Flight Made Emergency Landing

Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:50 pm

Great, thanks.

I wonder if this is a Helios problem or Maintenance problem?

Thanks
Mike
 
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RE: Another Helios Flight Made Emergency Landing

Mon Oct 10, 2005 3:03 pm

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 2):
I wonder if this is a Helios problem or Maintenance problem?

It was a Helios maintenance problem.  Wink

We'll probably hear more as to what the problem was within the next 24 hours or so as they figure out what the root of the problem was.
 
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RE: Another Helios Flight Made Emergency Landing

Mon Oct 10, 2005 3:38 pm

I may not win often, but I damn well never lose!!! ;)
 
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RE: Another Helios Flight Made Emergency Landing

Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:18 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):

Hi,

Wrong flight. That one is going to Dublin but the one I am talking to is about one heading to GLA this morning or yesterday.

Thanks
Mike
 
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RE: Another Helios Flight Made Emergency Landing

Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:19 am

A Helios pilot only has to sneeze these days and the media will say he's got Bird Flu.
Helios are really under the spotlight now and I for one hope they pull through ok.
 
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RE: Another Helios Flight Made Emergency Landing

Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:47 am

Quoting Hals (Reply 6):

I agree, I really do like the airline and have flown with them before. Their service is great, and aircraft appear well maintained.

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RE: Another Helios Flight Made Emergency Landing

Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:41 am

It's too bad Helios have aquired a bad reputation. A relatively small carrier makes on tragic crash and already is is accused of being an airline from hell. My belief is that if you start an airline and have a crash, you are doomed for life. HOwever, if you start up an airline and run it for several years and get a good reputation, a crash will not affect the reputation at all. Take Air France, for example. They had two notable crashes (Concorde, 340 @ YYZ in August), and I dont know anyone that thinks less of them. I really do sympathize for Helios.
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