YXXMIKE
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TS YVR - LGW Emergency Landing

Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:58 pm

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Lon...ergency+landing/5719299/story.html

Interesting read and likely not very accurate but to have asked the passengers to be in the brace positions seems quite interesting. If it was a hydraulic problem, what type of hydraulic issue would the pilots or f/a's ask the passengers to brace? Or is this an SOP for all emergency landings?
 
Airontario
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RE: TS YVR - LGW Emergency Landing

Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:22 pm

If they're worried about the gear failing on touchdown I'd assume giving the signal to brace is pretty straight forward. Better safe than sorry as they say.
 
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RE: TS YVR - LGW Emergency Landing

Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:06 am

I assume the aircraft would have been quite heavy, as it sounds like they didn't have had much time in the air to dump fuel. Could it have been an overweight landing?

$200 for that hassle is pretty low, especially considering they had apparently already sat on the tarmac for hours preceding this. Does anyone know if the aircraft supposed to replace this flight was one of Air Transat's own? I didn't think they had too many A330s free, especially during the winter travel season...

It would be nice to hear some more details if anyone has them.
 
rfields5421
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RE: TS YVR - LGW Emergency Landing

Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:12 am

Quoting YXXMIKE (Thread starter):
what type of hydraulic issue would the pilots or f/a's ask the passengers to brace?

Along with potential gear issues - just about any hydraulic problem could result in some loss of control and a rough landing or departure from the runway surface.

Very seldom does it happen, but if the hydraulics give out just when the pilots need it for control......
 
Thenoflyzone
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RE: TS YVR - LGW Emergency Landing

Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:26 pm

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 2):
Does anyone know if the aircraft supposed to replace this flight was one of Air Transat's own? I didn't think they had too many A330s free, especially during the winter travel season...

Most likely yes. TS have plenty of A330s these days. They have 10 of them, and are supposed to get 2 more by years end.

It's been a few years now that TS leases two or more A330s to Garuda Indonesia for the Hajj season (this year i believe it is 4 frames, all A332s). So obviously, they aren't as needed during the winter.

Thenoflyzone

[Edited 2011-11-18 15:29:59]
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RE: TS YVR - LGW Emergency Landing

Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:56 am

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 4):
Most likely yes. TS have plenty of A330s these days.

They are taking on some of the Thomas Cook 330's that flew for Canadian Affair this past summer, the first aircraft in the new colors is ex G-TCXA.

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