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Air Greenland A330 Hit Car In SFJ

Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:47 am

Just got it on the 24h news channel here in Denmark, TV2 News.
The A330 hit a parked car on appron on it's way to the runway damaging the left engine.
The SFJ-CPH flight departure scheduled 11.10 am local was cancelled.
Got nothing else.

Does anyone know where Air Greenland's B757 OY-GRL is?
Just to know if it will replace it's bigger sister.

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RE: Air Greenland A330 Hit Car In SFJ

Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:37 am

From www.airgreenland.gl

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04-12-2006
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På vej ud på landingsbanen i Kangerlussuaq påkører Norsaq en bil der er parkeret tæt på maskinen, hvorved der er forekommet mindre skader på højre motor. Passagererne flyves tirsdag med et indchartret fly


News
12-04-2006
Norsaq hits car in Kangerlussuaq
On its way to the runway in Kangerlussuaq Norsaq hit a car which was parked near the plane, whach damaged the right hand engine slightly. The passengers will go on Tuesday on a chartered plane.

End of quote.

Norsaq is the name of the single Air Greenland A330 - an ex. SABENA ship serving the shuttle between Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq, the main Air Greenland hub.

SAS is a major stakeholder in Air Greenland - they even have placed a manager on the Air Greenland board of directors. Very likely SAS sent a vacant A330 or 340 to help them out. Also during this time of the year Icelandair is likely to have extra capacity.

Air Greelands own B757 has its own busy schedule including charter work between Scandinavia and southern, more sunny places, so it it unlikely to help on short notice.

Aaaach, dozens of acres of deserted Cold War US Air Force base, one plane and one car, and then they collide! There will be some people who have something to talk about during the next few days.
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RE: Air Greenland A330 Hit Car In SFJ

Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:43 am

Quote:
damaged the right hand engine slightly

Yes, sorry for that one.  Smile

Quote:
Aaaach, dozens of acres of deserted Cold War US Air Force base, one plane and one car, and then they collide! There will be some people who have something to talk about during the next few days.

Exactly my thoughts!

Besides that, I would have loved to see a Scandinavian A330 or A340 at Kangerlussuaq!

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RE: Air Greenland A330 Hit Car In SFJ

Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:15 am

Update.

Air Greenland OY-GRL will replace OY-GRN tomorrow on the ordinary flight cancelled today, while a Sterling aircraft will pick up the other pax tomorrow at expected 0900 hrs local to arrive at CPH 1530 hrs local.
Also cargo will be delayed until thursday and friday.

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RE: Air Greenland A330 Hit Car In SFJ

Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:21 pm

Quoting Prebennorholm (Reply 1):
Very likely SAS sent a vacant A330 or 340 to help them out. Also during this time of the year Icelandair is likely to have extra capacity.

Which vacant aircraft? SAS har the world highest utilization rate on their 340 fleet among the world's 340 operators and their whole long-haul fleet is highly utilized
 
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RE: Air Greenland A330 Hit Car In SFJ

Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:00 pm

Quoting Prebennorholm (Reply 1):
Aaaach, dozens of acres of deserted Cold War US Air Force base, one plane and one car, and then they collide! There will be some people who have something to talk about during the next few days.

I wonder if we should expect something like this to start happening at Keflavik Airport now that the [Cold War] US Naval Air Station has been abandoned.  Silly
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RE: Air Greenland A330 Hit Car In SFJ

Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:16 am

Greenland Radio News:

The plane has now been inspected. There was only damage to the inlet duct, not to the engine itself.

It was approved for a ferry flight to Zurich where it is now being repaired.

It will be back in normal service next Monday.

End of quote.

Quoting Asgeirs (Reply 5):
I wonder if we should expect something like this to start happening at Keflavik Airport now that the [Cold War] US Naval Air Station has been abandoned.

Well, KEF is an extremely busy airport compared to Kangerlussuaq, so at KEF I would assume that at least one flight crew member takes a look out of the window every now and then, or maybe listens to the tower.  Wow!
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RE: Air Greenland A330 Hit Car In SFJ

Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:23 am

Quoting Asgeirs (Reply 5):
I wonder if we should expect something like this to start happening at Keflavik Airport now that the [Cold War] US Naval Air Station has been abandoned.

No the ex USAF base is the other side of the runway from the pax terminal.

I saw that they have problems using the base because it is all 110volts!!
 
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RE: Air Greenland A330 Hit Car In SFJ

Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:11 am

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 7):
I saw that they have problems using the base because it is all 110volts!!

In the US, 110 volt power is usually half of the voltage feed...the household transformer is actually a 220 volt transformer, but each 110 volt (actually 120 volts now under the new standard  Smile ) circuit is taken from one tap on the transformer plus the center tap, so a house can easily have several 220 circuits installed (used in our houses for such things as clothes dryers and electric stoves in the USA). However, if the power supply is 60 Hz, this might pose problems for motors and electronics which are expecting 50 Hz power...  flamed 
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RE: Air Greenland A330 Hit Car In SFJ

Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:47 am

The 757 mostly fly on Narsarsuaq - Copenhagen route, this will be affected if they use the 757 to SFJ for a while.
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RE: Air Greenland A330 Hit Car In SFJ

Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:47 am

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 7):
I saw that they have problems using the base because it is all 110volts!!

Sounds perfectly reasonable to me...  Cool
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