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Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:06 am

A Kuwait Airways A300-605 reg. 9K-AMC on a scheduled flight from KWI-DAC as KU281 made an emergency landing a few minutes ago (0419IST) at DEL's IGI Airport. The aircraft declared a full emergency about 40 minutes ago after hydraulic leakage. Nosewheel steering is not going to be available and aircraft is parked in the middle of rwy 28. DEL main runway can expect to be closed till they tow her out. Aircraft is carrying 190 pax plus crew.

Thank God for a safe landing after what has been a particularly terrible few days for aviation.

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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:05 pm

Thank God for the safe landing. So, the plane can't move from the runway because of the hydraulic leakage? Or is it another problem with the steerage?
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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:47 pm

Steerability is lost due to the hydraulic leakage. Aircraft has been towed out to the bay. AI has been unable to spare engineers to check up the aircraft. Somebody will fly down from KWI to do the inspection and we should have a clearer picture tomorrow. Meanwhile pax are booked on AI DEL/DAC tomorrow. Surprisingly they had 214 seats available in economy on the B777. So much for loads!

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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:21 pm

* AI has been unable to spare engineers to check up the aircraft. Somebody will fly down from KWI to do the inspection and we should have a clearer picture tomorrow.

* Meanwhile pax are booked on AI DEL/DAC tomorrow. Surprisingly they had 214 seats available in economy on the B777.

Well well, no AI engineers available but AI come up with 214 spare seats.......
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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:30 pm

It's good to know they landed safely. Please keep us informed as to what's going to happen in the near future (after the inspection)

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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:22 am

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 3):
Well well, no AI engineers available but AI come up with 214 spare seats.......

AI provides technical handling agent for several airlines at DEL airport. This section does roaring business for AI. On the other hand the availability of seats has nothing to do with the engineers being available as its purely a commercial issue. DEL/DAC is in any case not a very heavily travelled sector and though KU knew that they'd get some seats, an availability of 214 in Economy actually came as a surprise.

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 4):
Please keep us informed as to what's going to happen in the near future (after the inspection)

Wilco...

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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:32 am

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 3):
Well well, no AI engineers available but AI come up with 214 spare seats

Theres no connection.In fact if it was $$$.Then providing Technical help would have assured more.
The Hydraulics that also powered the Steering System leaked out I guess,rendering the Steering INOP.
Thanks for the News Pran....Any update.
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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:36 am

Maybe DEL/DAC is usually a smaller plane (AI Express 737, A310) and was upgraded to a 777 because of the demand from the stranded Kuwaiti pax?
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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:21 am

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 3):
Well well, no AI engineers available but AI come up with 214 spare seats.......



Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 7):
Maybe DEL/DAC is usually a smaller plane (AI Express 737, A310) and was upgraded to a 777 because of the demand from the stranded Kuwaiti pax?

No mate this is the flight that continuoes to LHR via CCU,,, DEL-DAC-CCU-LHR.
 
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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:31 am

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 8):
No mate this is the flight that continuoes to LHR via CCU,,, DEL-DAC-CCU-LHR.

So DEL-DAC leg is just that and does not carry LHR bound passengers right? because it would be insane fro DEL-LHR bound passengers to put up with this routing.
 
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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:51 am

Quoting 777way (Reply 9):
So DEL-DAC leg is just that and does not carry LHR bound passengers right? because it would be insane fro DEL-LHR bound passengers to put up with this routing.

You're getting the idea. Wink

Moreover why would anyone (unless its somebody like me) not want to take the plethora of non-stop carriers such as AI, BA, 9W and VS to LON out of DEL.

A team of 4 KU engineers are coming in by KU381 early tomorrow. My feeling is that they would probably do a temporary repair and ferry the aircraft back to KWI for final repairs. This has thrown a spanner in the KU aircraft rotation works. The A300 which was supposed to operate into DEL tonight/early morning tomorrow is now being operated with an A310.

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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:50 pm

Quoting Vimanav (Reply 10):
My feeling is that they would probably do a temporary repair and ferry the aircraft back to KWI for final repairs. This

If its a Hydraulic leak.It would probably be a Line rupture,seal or a Component leak.The Rectification would be Replacement.Does not look a Big delay.
Any Update.
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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:46 pm

Quoting Vimanav (Reply 2):
Meanwhile pax are booked on AI DEL/DAC tomorrow. Surprisingly they had 214 seats available in economy on the B777

Wow! That's a lot of empty seats on AI!

So what happens to the pax (in terms of baggage and visas)? Do they get to collect their bags, or do they need to fend for themselves? And how long does it take them to get Indian visas (or are their passports held by the airline or Immigration authorities?)?
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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:51 am

Thank God is was a safe landing & Airport is operational  airplane 
 
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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:34 am

Quoting Tariqrizvi (Reply 13):
Thank God is was a safe landing & Airport is

A310 is capable of Landing with a System Hydraulic Failure.Theres always Redundancy.
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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:34 pm

Also - what happens to the pax booked on the return DAC - KWI flight? Were they accomodated on an alternate carrier or have they been placed on hold?
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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:12 pm

The aircraft finally departed 13JUL DEL-KWI as ferry at 1855Z after repairs were carried out and hydraulics were declared serviceable.

Quoting Nimish (Reply 12):
So what happens to the pax (in terms of baggage and visas)? Do they get to collect their bags, or do they need to fend for themselves? And how long does it take them to get Indian visas (or are their passports held by the airline or Immigration authorities?)?

Passengers were accommodated at the Centaur after immigration clearance with passports held by the airline. In line with standard procedures they were taken care of. Passengers were discouraged from venturing out as the city was on high alert after the BOM blasts and the last thing the airline wanted was to have passengers especially foreigners without travel documents out on their own. Bags were kept in the containers itself. However all the baggage was Xrayed and identified by passengers in line with AI procedures before acceptance.

Quoting Tariqrizvi (Reply 13):
Thank God is was a safe landing & Airport is operational

The aircraft was cleared from the runway without much delay and towed to a remote bay. No disruptions whatsoever also due to the fact that it came in at a relatively peaceful hour.

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 14):
A310 is capable of Landing with a System Hydraulic Failure.Theres always Redundancy.

Yes, but they only followed procedures which directed them to land at the first available airport in case of such a failure. BTW aircraft was an A300-600. It would not have taken so long if AI engineers had agreed to check and repair the aircraft. Since this was not the case, we had to wait 24hrs for KU engineers to come on the scheduled DEL flight, identify the problem and repair it, hence the rather long AOG.

Quoting Nimish (Reply 15):
Also - what happens to the pax booked on the return DAC - KWI flight? Were they accomodated on an alternate carrier or have they been placed on hold?

DAC - KWI passengers were given options. Those who urgently needed to go were transferred to other airlines while some others were shifted to the next flight.

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RE: Kuwait Airways Emergency Landing At DEL

Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:32 pm

Quoting Vimanav (Reply 16):
we had to wait 24hrs for KU engineers to come on the scheduled DEL flight, identify the problem and repair it, hence the rather long AOG

Pran.Why do you say "We had to wait".
Any Idea what the Replacement part was.
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