rvA340
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Magnicharters Incident @ GDL

Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:32 am

Hi..
I just saw on national TV that a magnicharters B737, had an emergency landing at GDL, carrying on board a group of kids, it seems that the landing gear wasn't working causing a small fire in landing, no one reports injuries, but it seems that many people got panic..also many flights were diverted to different cities because of the incident.....
 
juventus
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RE: Magnicharters Incident @ GDL

Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:41 am

Quoting RvA340 (Thread starter):
it seems that the landing gear wasn't working causing a small fire in landing,

Gear problems scare me more than engine or any other problem.....Sounds like the gear held on landing, it didn't collapse..
 
david_mx
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RE: Magnicharters Incident @ GDL

Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:07 pm

Hey, it's been awhile since I post, but I am truly surprised I can't find any more info about it, I did a google search, a reforma/mural/elnorte search and no tech details, no photos, no registration? Probably because of the fiestas patrias! But does anybody knows what happen? Which reg had the failure, hope it wasn't a -300...

Regards!
David

Edited: Is the aircraft a W/O? Thanks again!

[Edited 2007-09-18 06:09:30]
 
MEA-707
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RE: Magnicharters Incident @ GDL

Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:04 pm

I am in mexico DF now and also saw the news on it. They made a point that Magnicharters hides away the aircraft and no photos of the frame could be taken.
Worst is that people had to be bused to or from Puerto Vallarta where many flights have diverted and that one bus crashed killing 19.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
 
wolflair
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RE: Magnicharters Incident @ GDL

Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:38 pm

Usually mexican press complains whenever they are not allowed into the site to make their own report. They claim then than a company or the authorities are trying to hide something.

The facts I've heard so far are:

- Incident occurred on landing during the evening. GDL had to be closed.
- Flights to GDL had to land either in PVR or AGU(I am not sure why, but there was a reason why BJX could not be used as an alternate).
- When the press learned about the accident, they wanted to gain access to the tarmad and even to the area where the plane was. This is something they always want to do whenever an incident occurs. Obviously, police prevented this from happening, hence the press initial reaction.
- Passengers were sent to an hotel so investigating authorities could gather their testimonies. The main idea was to have the most impartial testimony by preventing passengers from listening to biased press reports/rumours.
- The plane was towed to AM's hangar for repairs. becuase it is hard to see the plane from the non-airside portion of the airport or even from outside the airport's boundaries, now the press claims that the company is trying to hide something.

Personally, I believe it is more a press reaction than a real story. There are 2 facts we cannot deny:

- There was an incident which requires to be investigated.
- Press wanted to gain more access than allowed in order to report the story. Because the accident was (possibly) in a non-illuminated area of the airport and they found no way of reporting the incident in their terms, they went OTT claiming authorities are trying to cover up something. Honestly, I wouldn't surprise me hearing later down the line that an "investigative reporter" found that there was some obscure story behind mx or even behind a passenger.

[Edited 2007-09-20 10:41:59]
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bennett123
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RE: Magnicharters Incident @ GDL

Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:32 am

 
bennett123
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RE: Magnicharters Incident @ GDL

Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:48 am

Given that this aircraft was built in 1975 and must be well used, together with fuselage or wing/engine damage if the undercarriage failed at any substancial speed, I suspect that they will buy another B737-200 or something newer and part out this one.
 
wolflair
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RE: Magnicharters Incident @ GDL

Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:42 pm

Well, there are some pics available in FSMex at this link: http://www.fsmex.com/foros/viewtopic...postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=105

There are also some "testimonies" of some passengers in that flight (I cannot confirm whether they are accurate or true). Just note that posts at that forum sometimes may be as accurate as Randy's assertions about A and Leahy's assertions about B. However, those well respected forum members (and those who may have first hand information) have brought a couple of issues that need to be investigated by the authorities:

- Whether the front landing gear extended
- What was the nature of the emergency (conflicting reports about hydraulic failure, engine fire and/or landing gear failure).
- Why there was fire in the engine(s)?
- Whether the pilot informed the F/A's about the emergency before landing.
- Whether the F/A's informed the passengers about the emergency before landing.
- Whether the F/A's actions were according to the established procedures during evacuation.
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