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by cc2314
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alicante airport on fire.
Replies: 9
Views: 2664

Alicante airport on fire.

I just seen a video of huge smoke and fumes taken from inside the terminal building at Alicante Airport.. Anyone have any more info on this?

Video was posted by a page called N332 on Facebook.

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by cc2314
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Tristar automated descent control system
Replies: 41
Views: 5084

Re: The Tristar automated descent control system

Have had a stint in the jump seat of euro Atlantic last l1011, we operated out of Dublin mid 00s.. We had a 763er at the time and many of the flight crew were flying both types. The l10 had smooth landings, one thing to note the nose wheel often came to ground near the completion of the landing run....

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by cc2314
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 into Kai Tak?
Replies: 9
Views: 2531

A380 into Kai Tak?

A theoretical question, but would an A380 have been able to manoeuvre into the old Hong Kong Airport?

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by cc2314
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 81
Views: 18180

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

So if many cuts to UK bases goes ahead where will the aircraft go?
Are any bases within Europe growing in size?
Can't help but feel fr are have used up all their bluffs.

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by cc2314
Sun May 12, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 11932

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

I remember Aerlingus boating about this skytax rating... I laughed at it. Its a bit like the credit ratings..

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by cc2314
Tue May 07, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 156122

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Muscle memory is a term used for the rebound effect a previously trained person gets when they return to the gym. The brain is the issue here,any ingrained patterns of behavior in this situation should be ignored simply by the smell of smoke. That's not how the brain works. Even under "normal&...

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by cc2314
Tue May 07, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 156122

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Muscle memory is a term used for the rebound effect a previously trained person gets when they return to the gym.
The brain is the issue here,any ingrained patterns of behavior in this situation should be ignored simply by the smell of smoke.

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by cc2314
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7 Emirates FAs Accused of Plotting Terror Attack
Replies: 14
Views: 9420

Re: 7 Emirates FAs Accused of Plotting Terror Attack

If they are locked up for other reasons other than planning a terror attack, why exactly are they being detained? Local political stuff?

Wouldn't be a fan of ever visiting or transiting through DXB

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by cc2314
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 746252

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Not sure if this has been asked already, but what would have happened to the mcas system if the adiru was turned off

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by cc2314
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.
Replies: 61
Views: 14594

Re: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.

Well the plane certainly did pitch its nose down, since a guy did almost slip out of his seat. I'd find that a bit hard to imagine if the nose was still pointed up or stabilized during the the altitude drop. They may have just done a descent to get into clear air. Did your family members have the Q...

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by cc2314
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?
Replies: 95
Views: 10889

Re: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?

That's a valid point, they do seem a little quiet with not a whole lot of defensive public press coming out.
Does that company have a leader capable of public speaking? Would that not be the chap that received the 30 mill bonus.

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by cc2314
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?
Replies: 95
Views: 10889

Re: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?

Point no 3 is crucial, giving off the image (we really care) will help heel the wounds.
I do hope they can explain to the public the ins and outs of the fix and why it was needed in a transparent way.. For Joe public to understand

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by cc2314
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 746252

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

To the previous poster.Isnt that a commendable amount of accidents when we consider the amount of 737 flights that have taken off and landed in North America since 1970.

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by cc2314
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743491

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

It's becoming very repetitive, the 200hr topic.If it were a contributing factor its all in hindsight,so it took a catastrophic crash for us all to note how inadequate 200hrs actually is.
There is also a possibility this was a failure no amount of experience could help you with.

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by cc2314
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743491

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Are there any accounts of what the air traffic controllers observed?

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by cc2314
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743491

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Norwegian grounds Boeing 73 max

The Irish aviation authority temporarily suspends ops of all max variants into and out of Irish airspace.

I personally think this is the right thing to do,until at least they can understand what causes this most recent crash.

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by cc2314
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DSLR Lens price
Replies: 4
Views: 3182

Re: DSLR Lens price

I ended up buying a 200mm f2.8 for 2000nok,will do the job for now

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by cc2314
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DSLR Lens price
Replies: 4
Views: 3182

DSLR Lens price

Hi all, This is a little less about aircraft and a good bit more about photography. Over the past few years there has been tons of new cameras and lenses launched,not just new cameras but new systems such as mirror less cameras. Yesterday i noticed my old sigma 70\300 is literally falling apart,so i...

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by cc2314
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 25714

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

Are breath tests a random preflight thing?
I wonder how many pilots are up there flying not at their best

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by cc2314
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 90
Views: 22380

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Bit off topic.. When fr retire an aircraft how many cycles/hours would be on the frame?

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by cc2314
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smartwings 739 stuck in the snow on takeoff at SVO
Replies: 16
Views: 3409

Re: Smartwings 739 stuck in the snow on takeoff at SVO

So a possible issue with no1 engine?

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by cc2314
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should RR launch an ultra-fan for A220 to A320-200 thrust class?
Replies: 37
Views: 5969

Re: Should RR launch an ultra-fan for A220 to A320-200 thrust class?

Only one thing springs to mind with rr and aviation right now.

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by cc2314
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 95914

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

With Ei not being the biggest airline how long do they expect to have the entire fleet repainted? I believe the uniforms were designed in France or at least the material was sourced there.The change in branding is free press for them,im hoping it will be an improvement on an already nice colour sche...

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by cc2314
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight BF703 RUN-ORY
Replies: 4
Views: 1607

Flight BF703 RUN-ORY

Was looking at flights to and from Europe to Reunion last night.As I expected there was 744s as well as 777s flying from Paris then I noticed bf707. Im aware the a333 has been upgraded extensively but I didn't expect to see this type on this route. With a flight time of over 11 hours what is the max...

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by cc2314
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 56361

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

Have not yet read the entire thread.. I have seen inefficiency mentioned on some of the longer routes. I don't really buy the idea the aircraft is under performing in ability, it wasn't too long ago I recall big praise in performance coming from the flight tests. I pass through ams quiet alot, whils...

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by cc2314
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 38611

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

To divert or not to divert is in this instance is an interesting topic.If Algeria was unsuitable an area to divert to why so?
Will be interesting to see exactly what caused the engine issues.

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by cc2314
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 72306

Re: Gatwick drone closures

We're really through the looking glass now: "Police tell BBC News they “cannot discount the possibility that there may have been no drone at all”. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46665615 That's what I've asked days ago earlier in this thread: Do we have hard evidence, that there has bee...

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by cc2314
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 72306

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Isn't this just very very strange.. Somthing is up

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by cc2314
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 72306

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Not many here are questioning if the airfield should be open, the surprise for all here to see is the vulnerability. I respect the authority's taking the longer route and wanting to find the drone operators. Any spotters out there today? Pair of binoculars and simply look at what direction these thi...

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by cc2314
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 72306

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Isn't there enough area within the airport grounds for the right marksman with the right tool to take it out and ensure the bullet lands within an area. This all seems so so easy for the perpetrators

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by cc2314
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Aims to Double Its Number of Airports to 450 by 2035, with Twelve 100M Airports under Planning
Replies: 44
Views: 5545

Re: China Aims to Double Its Number of Airports to 450 by 2035, with Twelve 100M Airports under Planning

The population better behave otherwise they won't have enough social credit to travel.

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by cc2314
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skyscanner VS airlines home site
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Skyscanner VS airlines home site

Hi all, If this is the wrong section then please move or delete. I travel frequently between Stavanger and Dublin, my other half generally books tickets for me. A question she brings up with me today. Why does sky scanner have lower fares available for SAS than SAS have on their own site? We both wo...

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by cc2314
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 28513

Re: Official: Singapore Announces SIN-SEA

A350 doing wonders for them.
Old competitors 772er V 343
New competitors A359 V 789

Im sure that's debatable

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by cc2314
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Ryanair avoid "tricky" airports?
Replies: 33
Views: 6113

Re: Does Ryanair avoid "tricky" airports?

Subfleet, what is this? I have seen this used a lot here of late. Is it a buzz word from the business side of aviation?

I guess avoiding tricky airports with any type of red tape is part of the success.

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by cc2314
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 135
Views: 34273

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

What is this "project sunrise"? I dont check in on the latest news so often anymore,these are the snapshots of rescent ongoings.. A350 is out performing forcasted performance specs 789 Links Perth to LHR and performs well Pays attention to many grounded 787s in certain eu airports (rr issu...

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by cc2314
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 73679

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

This has probably been covered..but how many if any Qantas flights will route via dxb from Australia to London?

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by cc2314
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian goes to Brazil to talk about expansion
Replies: 45
Views: 5528

Re: Norwegian goes to Brazil to talk about expansion

No,the wealth fund isn't there to prop up private business errors. If Norwegian are going down a slippery slope just how much longer will it take for them to go bankrupt? If they are running on credit surely some banks are aware of their short comings. My own personal view would be they don't seem t...

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by cc2314
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The prevailing winds
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: The prevailing winds

Thanks chaps, i will have a look at the suggestions.

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by cc2314
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The prevailing winds
Replies: 4
Views: 795

The prevailing winds

Hi all, There are persistent winds which blow in out atmosphere in about the same direction for most of the time eg,,north atlantic winds blow from west to east. Seeing as this is a large factor when it comes to readying an aircraft for its journey im guessing we have a large amount of historical da...

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by cc2314
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Standoff at India-Bhutan-China tri-border
Replies: 33
Views: 2292

Re: Standoff at India-Bhutan-China tri-border

Any updates on this?

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by cc2314
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 250 plus passengers USA west coast to OZ east coast-HELP !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 3597

Re: 250 plus passengers USA west coast to OZ east coast-HELP !!!

Euro Atlantic airways Portugal may be an option.As the previous poster i too am curious to how this works out.Fingers crossed for you.

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by cc2314
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 152022

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

A question regarding Stavanger.
Lufthansa no longer operate passenger service along with them BA have announced they pack up.What new international routes can we expect from this airport taking into account the oil industry is flat right now.

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by cc2314
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 196796

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

I can't understand why they diverted to such a remote airport? It's a 4-engined aircraft. It still had 3 good engines. An A380 with 3 engines running isn't required to land at the nearest suitable airport. It would have been easier to get accommodations and flights to their final destinations for t...

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by cc2314
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 196796

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

so is rpm the whole story from a stress point. I suggest that the stress on the LP turbine is significantly higher at take off and landing, that's why engines are measured in cycles as crack propagation happens at take off and landing. Therefore a failure in cruise is unusual for a metal fatigue fa...

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by cc2314
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 196796

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

So enlighten us, what is the take off RPM And what is the cruise RPM?? Well, since cruise fan (N1) speed is typically 75/80% of max (100%) RPMs and according to this document ( http://www.easa.europa.eu/system/files/dfu/EASA-TCDS-E.026_(IM)_Engine_Alliance_GP7200_series_engines-03-04012013.pdf ) N1...

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by cc2314
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC plane off runway at YYZ
Replies: 28
Views: 11134

Re: AC plane off runway at YYZ

The engines more than likely helped muddy the fuselage.

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by cc2314
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tora And Toda At RAR For ANZ B 767 Flights To LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 5109

RE: Tora And Toda At RAR For ANZ B 767 Flights To LAX

Neat trip report vio,

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by cc2314
Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Routes Do You Want From Santa For 2016
Replies: 155
Views: 12122

RE: What Routes Do You Want From Santa For 2016

Dub-Svg its a right pain going via oslo with the bag policy.

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by cc2314
Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 Ingests A Wheel Chock!
Replies: 29
Views: 23991

RE: BA A380 Ingests A Wheel Chock!

Ah the engine height didnt think of that..I can see them coming up with a proceedure to avoid this happening again.

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by cc2314
Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 Ingests A Wheel Chock!
Replies: 29
Views: 23991

RE: BA A380 Ingests A Wheel Chock!

Should the pilot walk around inspection not have helped them avoid this..

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