OV735
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Estonian Emergency @ HAM W/ Fighters

Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:32 pm

Yesterday evening (13.11.07) Estonian Air flight OV102 from LGW to TLL (a Boeing 737-500 ES-ABC) had a malfunction of the FMS, causing the crew to switch to manual navigation and divert to HAM for an emergency landing, escorted by two fighters. The aircraft landed safely, the passengers were provided with a hotel and taken to TLL today on the regular Hamburg flight. The aircraft remains at Hamburg for further checks.

Nice job from the crew getting the plane safely down.

Source: Estonian Air Press Release

Cheers,
OV735
 
Treg
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RE: Estonian Emergency @ HAM W/ Fighters

Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:34 pm

I am really puzzled here: why fighters? Did their communications broke down as well? Any info from the HAM spotters maybe?
 
standby87
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RE: Estonian Emergency @ HAM W/ Fighters

Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:38 pm

Lost all air data - no altitude or speed readings.
In the dark as well. Could easily have been another Air Peru.

Hang on, here you go, something from the experts:

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=300347
 
OV735
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RE: Estonian Emergency @ HAM W/ Fighters

Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:35 am



Quoting Treg (Reply 1):
I am really puzzled here: why fighters? Did their communications broke down as well?

As far as I know, radio comms were still working.

Quoting Standby87 (Reply 2):
Lost all air data - no altitude or speed readings.

Did the standby instruments failed as well? And thanks for the link.

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