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FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Fri Mar 09, 2001 12:09 am

Sky News.com

EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER FIRE ON PLANE

....A passenger plane has been forced to make an emergency landing after a fire on board.

The Continental jet had just left Glasgow bound for New York when a warning light an hour into the flight alerted the pilot.

He turned the plane back and landed safely.

A Scottish Airports spokesman said: "The 140 passengers were safely disembarked when the plane landed at Glasgow at 1.45pm and the situation is still being assessed."

The Boeing 757 was the 11.55am Glasgow to Newark service.
 
VirginA340
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Fri Mar 09, 2001 12:14 am

Thats great that everyone is safe and ok thanks to a talented flight/cabin crews Is the 757-200 destroyed or still airworthy?
"FUIMUS"
 
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Fri Mar 09, 2001 12:21 am

Who knows, it could only have been a fire the size of a match, and if it could fly for an hour back to Glasgow, my guess is that it was still in one piece........!!
 
lxlgu
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Fri Mar 09, 2001 12:24 am

According to Continental the ac involved was
ship 133 and at 1522 British time passengers were
being reallocated to other flights
 
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Fri Mar 09, 2001 12:51 am

The article was somewhat judgemental IMO. The plane landed because of a fire *warning*, not a fire. As of now it is not yet specified what really happened. False fire / overheat warnings do occur when the detection system malfuctions or there is a duct leak. This is not common to the point of rampancy...but common enough that when there IS a warning, you instinctively know it's probably a false alarm. Of course in this business you error on the side of caution...as it should be. The "fail safe" nature of systems and proceedures worked just as they should.
 
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Fri Mar 09, 2001 12:57 am

OK ladies in gentlemen of the MEDIA
B4 you jump to anymore conclusions of a fire streaming from the tailpipe of the aircraft and the crew despertaely trying maintain control of the aircraft...
IT WAS AN AFT CARGO FIRE WARNING!!!

Aircraft is still intact and pax uninjured.

Please don't speculate:
*...A passenger plane has been forced to make an emergency landing after a fire on board.


 
lxlgu
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Fri Mar 09, 2001 1:09 am

Latest from Continental-Paxs at Normandy Hotel-
Glasgow and paxs from GLA returned home
 
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Fri Mar 09, 2001 2:41 am

Just quoting the article CdfMXTech, send your complaints to Sky News......

Rgds.....
 
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Fri Mar 09, 2001 5:22 am

So will CO send a larger a/c tommorrow to take todays pax and tommorrws pax? DC10 or 777 perhaps?
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
g-beak
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Fri Mar 09, 2001 5:46 am

The Normandy is actually in Renfrew and is on the flightpath right at the end of the runway.
 
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Fri Mar 09, 2001 8:05 am

GLA fire services reported smoke in the cargo hold. The field was closed for approx 30 mins and a full emergency procedure was out in place. Whilst in the air, another aircraft (Alitalia possibly) was asked to go close and look for smoke. Very technical eh?
 
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Fri Mar 09, 2001 5:11 pm

Ignore my comment from before. Im sure that the 757 will be able to return to EWR with the pax. The other a/c was an Italian Air Force Hercules? Also was an RAF Nimrod and a Royal Navy Sea King Helicopter.
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
Sasha
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Fri Mar 09, 2001 7:19 pm

Will the B757 be able to take all pax from yesterday and today, or will there be another CO B757?
An2/24/28,Yak42,Tu154/134,IL18/62/96,B737/757/767,A310/320/319,F100,BAe146,EMB-145,CRJ,A340-600,B747-400,A-330-300,A-340
 
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Fri Mar 09, 2001 10:32 pm

The "chase plane" was an Italian A/F G222

Scotty
 
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The Media

Fri Mar 09, 2001 11:40 pm

The media has become as sensational in reporting things that the National Enquirer ought to be considered a legitimate news source any more.

A few months ago an AirTran DC9 going ATL-CAK had to return to ATL with smoke in the cabin. Well, naturally, one of the reporters for the FOX affilliate in CLE said that everyone survived the "crash". Amazing...the anchor tells the listeners it did an air return, but the stupid reporter calls it a "crash". I don't think that was just a slip of the tongue-it was designed to sensationalize the story.
 
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Fri Mar 09, 2001 11:43 pm

Amazing.... because it was Continental that this happened to, you all jump up to defend the crew and hail them heroes. If this had been AirTran, you would have lined up to be the first to crucify them. Such a naughty double standard.
 
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Twotterwrench

Sat Mar 10, 2001 1:59 am

Speaking of jumping to conclusions. How do you know anyone here would have immediately condemend the crew if it had been AirTran? I think most people would have complimented the crew of whichever carrier would be involved in something like this. It shows a lot of skill and nerve to safely land when there's a potential problem like this. Don't be so quick to condemn the folks here.
 
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Sat Mar 10, 2001 6:50 am

Todays 757 operated as normal and a 764 came up from LGW this afternoon. Not sure if yesterdays 757 gone yet or if its still here. Those 764 wings are great.


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Twotterwrench
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Sat Mar 10, 2001 1:16 pm

I only say what I said because it seems that everytime AirTran has the slightest little incident, you can hardly get a word in edgewise through those who are screaming about shutting them down. That's all....
 
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RE: FYI; Continental Emergency Landing After Fire

Sat Mar 10, 2001 1:21 pm

There's a difference between Air Tran and CO though. Air Tran has a bad safety record and frequent mishaps
but I believe that Air Tran is probably the most closely
watched US carrier as a result of its reputation.

ContinentalEWR

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