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Aer Lingus A330 In Emergency Landing At Dublin

Mon Oct 30, 2000 7:13 pm

This morning an Aer Lingus A330 traveling from New York made an emergency landing at Dublin Airport after the crew reported that a warning light in the cockpit was indicating abnormally high break temperatures. The aircraft landed safely and there was no injuries reported on board. As a precautionary measure, the airport fire service was called to meet the aircraft on the taxiway/runway.

Martin

The same thing, but less serious, happened to me coming home from Boston in the jump seat when a warning horn sounded and the EICAS screen indicated that the breaks were in "yellow" temperature.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 In Emergency Landing At Dublin

Mon Oct 30, 2000 7:31 pm

so was it a false alarm and they made an emergency landing for precautions. Or was it a real emergency as in what would have happened?
thx
trev
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Airbus_A340

Mon Oct 30, 2000 7:38 pm

Well RTE news are renowned here in Ireland for their vague view on things, so I'm not quite sure if it was a false alarm or not. It seems strange though to have a break warning go off 5 hours into the flight when they've cooled down

Better safe than sorry I suppose

Martin
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 In Emergency Landing At Dublin

Mon Oct 30, 2000 7:55 pm

Yup!
im glad everything turned out ok, as long as everything went ok.
Did you know that A340 and A330 tyres automatically deflate when over heated. Its cool, i saw it on a program.
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 In Emergency Landing At Dublin

Mon Oct 30, 2000 7:58 pm

Same thing happens on the 777
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 In Emergency Landing At Dublin

Mon Oct 30, 2000 8:27 pm

thats interesting, i never knew this
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 In Emergency Landing At Dublin

Mon Oct 30, 2000 8:56 pm

not for first time this week. EI204 to Man had to return to stand. Also had damage on ground at Man as well. this past 7 days
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 In Emergency Landing At Dublin

Mon Oct 30, 2000 11:39 pm

I see Ireland is having a bad patch at the moment
The Aer Lingus strike
The A330 incident
F50 at Cork that skidded off the runway
Spanair AC damaged by catering truck at 2.30am
this morning-plus the bad weather in Western Europe

I had paxs on BA054 JNB LHR last night-diverted to
Edinburgh.
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 In Emergency Landing At Dublin

Tue Oct 31, 2000 2:01 am

OH MY GOD - it's the end of civilisation as we know it: truck backs into plane! Aaargh!

If that's all we have to worry about,we're doing fine!
 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 In Emergency Landing At Dublin

Tue Oct 31, 2000 3:36 pm

Most airliner (Not just the A340/B777) tires have fuse plugs, these melt when they are heated to a certain temperature and therefore deflate the tire.

 
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 In Emergency Landing At Dublin

Tue Oct 31, 2000 3:40 pm

What is the purpose of the tires deflating?
 
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Kaitak

Tue Oct 31, 2000 7:54 pm

Don't be so sarcastic, I thought you might be interested in that
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 In Emergency Landing At Dublin

Tue Oct 31, 2000 10:00 pm

The purpose of deflating is so that nothign catches on fire when the tires over heat. Thats what it said in the program.
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RE: Aer Lingus A330 In Emergency Landing At Dublin

Wed Nov 01, 2000 3:20 am

Following an event such as an aborted takeoff, the brakes build up a lot of kinetic energy and heat, it is therefore better to have the tires deflate safely rather than have them explode due to this heat.

In the case of this flight, i would reckon that it was unlikely that the brakes were hot following a transatlantic flight, more than likely it was a sensor problem.

An Exloding tire were the cause of the Nationair DC8 crash in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1990 (date uncertain.)

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