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Air France Retrojet Emergency

Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:47 pm

http://www.bild.de/regional/leipzig/...n-leipzig-halle-26616788.bild.html

http://avherald.com/h?article=457272ac&opt=0

Air France A320 painted in Retro scheme had to make an emergency landing today at Leipzig enroute to St. Petersburg due to sudden decompression. The plane is one of the oldest A320 still in service.
 
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RE: Air France Retrojet Emergency

Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:50 pm

Quoting na (Thread starter):
due to sudden decompression.

It was actually a slow and progressive depressurization ...
The aircraft is F-GFKJ, msn 063, in service since Sept. 1989

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RE: Air France Retrojet Emergency

Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:30 am

The Bild article made me chuckle - "Die 100 Passagiere (darunter ein Kind) konnten das Flugzeug verlassen". Unless the aircraft crashed the passengers (including the child) would be able to leave it, wouldn't they?
 
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RE: Air France Retrojet Emergency

Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:12 pm

Quoting ScottishDavie (Reply 2):
The Bild article made me chuckle - "Die 100 Passagiere (darunter ein Kind) konnten das Flugzeug verlassen". Unless the aircraft crashed the passengers (including the child) would be able to leave it, wouldn't they?

Unless AF wanted to keep them as hostages. LOL.
Where have all the tri-jets gone...
 
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RE: Air France Retrojet Emergency

Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:37 pm

I didn't know that AF had 23-year old A320s still in service!
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RE: Air France Retrojet Emergency

Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:38 pm

Please, please no content from Bild, they hype such stories to the death. It's an awful newspaper.
 
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RE: Air France Retrojet Emergency

Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:49 pm

"AF had 23-year old A320s still in service!"

For a DC9, 23 is considered "late adolecense"
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RE: Air France Retrojet Emergency

Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:05 am

F-GFKJ is scheduled to be retired from service soon ... That's why it was chosen to be painted into the retro livery ...