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wjcandee
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GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:36 pm

From the New York Post. Apparently happened yesterday afternoon.. On an EWR to BUF run. The paper is calling it a fuel leak and and emergency landing. The article includes some photos and a video seeming to show atomized fuel trailing behind on landing.

https://nypost.com/2021/08/02/fuel-leak ... y-landing/
 
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Re: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:57 pm

Is that fuel coming out of the wing or the engine? Seems to be a fairly large amount of fuel and it appears the amount increases in the video as the aircraft approaches the threshold, or perhaps the angle of thrust disperses it more...
 
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Re: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:52 pm

Unfortunately, the window-tinting in the guy's car makes it impossible to see the mist as he swings the camera around as the airplane passes over the runway threshhold and he films through the window. It reappears after he finally rolls down the window (!!), but the a/c is too far down the runway at that point really to identify where the mist is coming from. It looks like the left wing on approach, but it's unclear once it comes back into view after the landing. The critical video is shot through the tinted window, unfortunately.
 
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Re: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:11 am

Holy cow! Incredible reporting. Runway 422.... wow, the amount of aviation knowledge is astounding...
 
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Re: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:17 am

fpetrutiu wrote:
Holy cow! Incredible reporting. Runway 422.... wow, the amount of aviation knowledge is astounding...


Probably a transcription of something an airport official told them: "It was landing on 4/22." Sounds like 422.
 
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Re: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:22 am

Looks like they did a flyby. Is there a radio recording of ATC? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /KEWR/KBUF
 
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Re: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:43 am

wjcandee wrote:
From the New York Post. Apparently happened yesterday afternoon.. On an EWR to BUF run. The paper is calling it a fuel leak and and emergency landing. The article includes some photos and a video seeming to show atomized fuel trailing behind on landing.

https://nypost.com/2021/08/02/fuel-leak ... y-landing/


You would divert as soon as you could for a fuel leak, imbalance not so much esp on such a short flight.
 
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Re: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:39 am

fpetrutiu wrote:
Looks like they did a flyby. Is there a radio recording of ATC? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /KEWR/KBUF


I'm not sure I see the flyby on the radio track. They do go past ROC, but at like 18,000 feet, then turn back and seem to make a straight-in descent to land. But I may be misreading it.
 
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Re: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:40 am

zeke wrote:
wjcandee wrote:
From the New York Post. Apparently happened yesterday afternoon.. On an EWR to BUF run. The paper is calling it a fuel leak and and emergency landing. The article includes some photos and a video seeming to show atomized fuel trailing behind on landing.

https://nypost.com/2021/08/02/fuel-leak ... y-landing/


You would divert as soon as you could for a fuel leak, imbalance not so much esp on such a short flight.


Yeah, and they seem to be starting their descent for BUF when they turn back to ROC at like 18000 feet and seem to go straight in to land, which seems more like what you suggest, a divert ASAP. BUF seems only to be another 50 miles away at the point they turn back to ROC, unless weather had something to do with declining BUF.
 
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Re: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:13 am

wjcandee wrote:
zeke wrote:
wjcandee wrote:
From the New York Post. Apparently happened yesterday afternoon.. On an EWR to BUF run. The paper is calling it a fuel leak and and emergency landing. The article includes some photos and a video seeming to show atomized fuel trailing behind on landing.

https://nypost.com/2021/08/02/fuel-leak ... y-landing/


You would divert as soon as you could for a fuel leak, imbalance not so much esp on such a short flight.


Yeah, and they seem to be starting their descent for BUF when they turn back to ROC at like 18000 feet and seem to go straight in to land, which seems more like what you suggest, a divert ASAP. BUF seems only to be another 50 miles away at the point they turn back to ROC, unless weather had something to do with declining BUF.

Sounds like a clogged fuel vent (bugs?) or a fueler mistake.
Better to divert to the closest place with maintenance.
 
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Re: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:59 am

"We are making arrangements to get customers to their destinations on a different aircraft”

I'm surprised that the arrangements to get the customers from Rochester to Buffalo required another aircraft, when they could be put on a bus or taxes for the 60 miles road trip and get them to BUF in less than an hour.
 
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Re: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:29 pm

downtown273 wrote:
"We are making arrangements to get customers to their destinations on a different aircraft”

I'm surprised that the arrangements to get the customers from Rochester to Buffalo required another aircraft, when they could be put on a bus or taxes for the 60 miles road trip and get them to BUF in less than an hour.


Maybe half the reason, maybe they sent another aircraft from EWR to pick them up and then to do the return flight back to BUF-EWR.
 
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Re: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:12 pm

zeke wrote:
Maybe half the reason, maybe they sent another aircraft from EWR to pick them up and then to do the return flight back to BUF-EWR.


Probably cheaper to charter a bus for the hour drive than it is to operate ROC-BUF on a CR7. Plus the extra hop puts the BUF-EWR flight even further behind schedule.
 
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Re: GoJet CR7 Diversion Due to Fuel Imbalance

Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:04 pm

Busses aren’t always available on demand, especially in smaller cities. You can’t snap your fingers and make them show up on the spot. Maybe they tried doing that but the bus company said it would be 7-8 hours before one could be dispatched.

Sometimes it is easier to just bite the bullet and keep the customers on your own equipment rather than compound the situation coordinating with another company.

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