agrodemm
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OA A340 Emergency Landing At JFK

Wed May 24, 2000 5:52 pm

I read today in one Greek newspaper in the web, that an Olympic Airways A-340 with 295 passengers, heading from Boston to Athens (OA 426 and most probably on its monday flight), had a failure (?) with one of the four engines, while flying over North Canada, and headed back to JFK were landed safely.
The article said that a full investigation was ordered from the Greek Commercial Aviation Directorate, since the plane is one of the most newly added to OA's fleet.
Anybody from JFK or Boston Logan with more news on this event?
Thanks,
agrodemm
 
Guest

RE: OA A340 Emergency Landing At JFK

Wed May 24, 2000 8:36 pm

If they were flying a high power 747 they could have continued with the flight to Athens on the remaining 3 engines.
 
Panman
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RE: OA A340 Emergency Landing At JFK

Wed May 24, 2000 8:51 pm

Err TEDSKI what have you been smoking. No matter what aircraft it was it would have diverted.

Or were you trying to be sarcastic, the original post did not merit your reply as the author was just passing on info he thought would interest.

PANMAN
 
ZRH
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RE: OA A340 Emergency Landing At JFK

Wed May 24, 2000 9:32 pm

Tedski I think you have no idea about civil aviation. No aircraft or airline would continue its flight with one engine not working properly.
 
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RE: OA A340 Emergency Landing At JFK

Wed May 24, 2000 9:34 pm

No, I was not being sarcastic, I am trying show that the CFM56 A340 is a little underpowered to fly on 3 engines which is why it had to land at JFK. A while back in another forum someone said that they were on a 747 which had an engine failure but still continued on with its destination on the remaining 3 engines.
 
Guest

RE: OA A340 Emergency Landing At JFK

Wed May 24, 2000 9:44 pm

I remember watching the movie on United 232 when Charlton Heston was playing the pilot. In the movie when they had the engine failure, because they didn't know yet about the loss of hydraulics they decided to continue on with the flight on the remaining 2 engines.
Isn't it the pilot's decision to continue with the flight on the remaining 2 or 3 engines if there is no danger?
 
wingman
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RE: OA A340 Emergency Landing At JFK

Thu May 25, 2000 2:45 am

In defense of TEDSKI, we've discussed many times in this forum the decision made by a 747 BA pilot leaving Buenos Aires for LHR, suffering an engine failure soon after departure, and deciding to complete the trip on three engines only. Whether this man was insane I don't know. But it does contradict the posts above by Panam and ZHR. Maybe the pilot was the one smoking...
 
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RE: OA A340 Emergency Landing At JFK

Thu May 25, 2000 3:13 am

Thank you Wingman for defending me on this. It was from reading many of these topics in this forum where I get my information from. If I were the pilot I would have immediately landed my aircraft at the nearest suitable airport. In another forum someone said that it was the second time this aircraft suffered an inflight engine failure. I think it was a big mistake for Airbus to put the CFM56 on the A340-200/300 instead of maybe the GE CF6 or P&W 2000 engine used on the 757 & Russian IL-96M.
 
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RE: OA A340 Emergency Landing At JFK

Thu May 25, 2000 3:17 am

The plane was many hours away from it´s destiny and there is plenty of ocean to cross. Not that comfortable with an engine failure. Going back and land in New-York was in my view the best decision since there are probably the most opportunities for the passengers to get quickly another flight to Athen.

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