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El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:45 pm

I was just looking on flightradar24.com and El Al 318 seems to have returned to Heathrow before crossing the channel into France. I'm curious as to why this may have happened. It seems to be an emergency landing since the squawk is 7700.
 
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RE: El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:04 am

I was operating TFL516 LPA-AMS this evening and she came on Maastricht Center with a Mayday call. She was told to squak 7700 and asked the nature of the emergency. She replied "Severe damage to the number 4 engine". Almost immediately after, she was handed off back to London.
 
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RE: El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:34 am

Hope passengers and crew and for that matter aircraft are all safe and sound on the ground. Have not heard anything on CNN (airport network) BWI as of 2330 EST.
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RE: El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:19 am

They landed safely at LHR after half an hour of fuel dumping.
 
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RE: El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:37 am

Which reg was it, please?
Flown:A3B2,A320,A321,A332,A343,A388,717,727,732,734,735,738,73W,742/744/748,752,762/2ER/763/3ER,772/77E/773/77W,D8,D10,L
 
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RE: El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:01 am

Any news links or pictures? Would love to find out more.....best outcome possible.
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RE: El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:01 am

Quoting LY777 (Reply 5):
Which reg was it, please?

4X-ELD according to SBS reports.
 
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RE: El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:32 am

Quoting RobK (Reply 8):
4X-ELD according to SBS reports.

Thanks
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RE: El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:01 pm

link here:
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli...e-has-emergency-landing-in-london/

ELD seems to be the plane in question.

[Edited 2012-07-05 05:01:48]
 
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RE: El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:30 pm

Aviation Herald just added it:
http://avherald.com/h?article=45232ad7&opt=0

Confirmed 4X-ELD.
 
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RE: El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:21 pm

Quoting thrufru (Reply 1):
she came on Maastricht Center with a Mayday call

The dreaded three engine approach into LHR.

Just discussing semantics here, but calling out a mayday seems to be a bit overdramatic considering the nature of the incident. No lives were in imminent danger. Maybe a "pan pan pan" would have been more appropriate.

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RE: El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:22 pm

Prepared the cabin for a "crash landing"? I highly doubt there was any risk of a crash considering the flight controls and 3 of the 4 engines were working. Once again, overzealous media with no clue about aviation.
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RE: El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:34 pm

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 16):
Just discussing semantics here, but calling out a mayday seems to be a bit overdramatic considering the nature of the incident. No lives were in imminent danger. Maybe a "pan pan pan" would have been more appropriate.

Maybe, but if severe damage to an engine was reported like in the above statement, it could have escalated into something worse, if it had been an uncontained engine failure. The Qantas A380 incident in Singapore is a good example! I always say, it's better to over react and be on the ground, then to under react and still be in the air!
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RE: El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:26 pm

Another link from Haaretz.com: it states " El Al flight makes emergency landing in U.K. after mid-air engine fire
Flight 318 lands in London's Heathrow after flame burst from Boeing 747-400 airliner's engine; flight lands safely after emergency land forces deploy."

Link: http://www.haaretz.com/news/national...after-mid-air-engine-fire-1.448997
 
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RE: El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:26 pm

Probably makes the passengers happy if you land soon after having a visible engine fire, too.
 
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RE: El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:11 pm

Quoting DAL763ER (Thread starter):

I was just looking on flightradar24.com and El Al 318 seems to have returned to Heathrow before crossing the channel into France. I'm curious as to why this may have happened. It seems to be an emergency landing since the squawk is 7700.

Thanks. Now I know why an El Al 747 was parked between BMI and BA maintenance base when I drove home this evening.
 
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RE: El Al #318 Squawking 7700 At Heathrow Now!

Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:59 am

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 10):
Maybe a "pan pan pan" would have been more appropriate.

I would much rather be number 1 for landing than to follow another mayday aircraft a bit further from the airport. Manby an airplane has been lost because the crew hesitated to issue a Mayday when they should have.

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