carmenlu15
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TA 320 Incident On The SAL-LAX Route

Fri May 19, 2006 12:03 am

(Article in Spanish, sorry.)

According to the article, a TA A320 flying SAL-LAX had to go back to SAL due to "problems with the hydraulic system". The a/c, which was already cruising over Mexican airspace when the pilot decided to return, spent two hours flying over Comalapa airport before being cleared to land (burning fuel, I assume?).

Anyone has more info about this incident?
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mt99
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RE: TA 320 Incident On The SAL-LAX Route

Fri May 19, 2006 12:46 am

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Thread starter):
spent two hours flying over Comalapa airport before being cleared to land (burning fuel, I assume?).

Yea... the other newspaper said that they were burning fuel to reduce the risk of an explosion during landing  banghead 

are there backup hydraulics systems? just asking.
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RE: TA 320 Incident On The SAL-LAX Route

Fri May 19, 2006 4:32 am

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 1):
the other newspaper said that they were burning fuel to reduce the risk of an explosion during landing

Gotta love the media...  Yeah sure
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RE: TA 320 Incident On The SAL-LAX Route

Fri May 19, 2006 5:01 am

Yeah Carmen,we know how many planes have exploded on landing when they had a hydraulic issue  Smile In all seriousness it sounds like the Captain made a command decision for the safety of pax and it was the right one.

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RE: TA 320 Incident On The SAL-LAX Route

Fri May 19, 2006 11:51 am



What in the world was this a/c doing over MID (almost straight to the North of SAL, heading 358°) when the route to LAX is heading 315°??

About the two hours to dump fuel; it has to do more with reaching again the Maximum Landing Weight... The a/c was simply too heavy to land without causing damage to the undercarriage.

Journalists should contact knowledgeable people and verify their info before printing all this nonsense!!

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RE: TA 320 Incident On The SAL-LAX Route

Fri May 19, 2006 10:44 pm

Quoting AS739X (Reply 3):
Yeah Carmen,we know how many planes have exploded on landing when they had a hydraulic issue

LOL!  laughing 

Quoting Adriaticus (Reply 4):
What in the world was this a/c doing over MID (almost straight to the North of SAL, heading 358°) when the route to LAX is heading 315°??

No tengo ni la menor idea...

Quoting Adriaticus (Reply 4):
About the two hours to dump fuel; it has to do more with reaching again the Maximum Landing Weight... The a/c was simply too heavy to land without causing damage to the undercarriage.

Yes, I supposed it had to do something with the weight... thanks for confirming it.
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RE: TA 320 Incident On The SAL-LAX Route

Sat May 20, 2006 12:24 am

Quoting Adriaticus (Reply 4):
What in the world was this a/c doing over MID (almost straight to the North of SAL, heading 358°) when the route to LAX is heading 315°??

Isnt Merida an ATC? How far does it reach. They may mean that they were in contact with Merida Center - not over the city of Merida.
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