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rossyboy
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Birdstrike On Olympic A340

Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:26 pm

Hello all,
I've just heard via satellite on the Greek news that an Olympic A340-300 at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH/LGAV) had suffered a birdstrike. The flight was the one to New York (OA411) and was taking off when a flock of birds flew into one of the engines and caused it to jam. The pilot switched this one off and returned to the airport where the engines will be checked. The passengers will be traveling as usual at 20.00 tonight (hopefully).
Ross X
 
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RE: Birdstrike On Olympic A340

Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:08 am

Hmm I start to believe there's sthg actually wrong with that engines and they try to blame birds ! Since the first couple of times that was reported engine failure (remember on flights to US, almost after they bought the 340s) after that they always say birdstrike. Unless, trying to save money they replaced them with high power hoovers that suck the poor birds in during taxing  Silly
 
Rj111
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RE: Birdstrike On Olympic A340

Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:14 am

Cue a stampede of A340 t/o performance/engine jokes. Such as....

"The bird made a full recovery"

[Edited 2005-06-10 22:18:17]
 
jeb94
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RE: Birdstrike On Olympic A340

Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:56 am

Bird strikes are not that uncommon. With the location and size of those engines it wouldn't surprise me at all that one was too badly damaged to continue the flight. They do tend to be a little sensitive to damage afterall. At takeoff power, they can very easily suck a man in from a rather large radius. I think its something like 25 feet in front of the engine.
 
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RE: Birdstrike On Olympic A340

Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:41 pm

Quoting Rossyboy (Thread starter):
The flight was the one to New York (OA411) and was taking off when a flock of birds flew into one of the engines and caused it to jam

Bird Ingestion check takes time.
What do you mean by Jam.Or it lost a bit of thrust.Jam in terms Stopped,would mean serious damage.
regds
MEL
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pilotaydin
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RE: Birdstrike On Olympic A340

Sat Jun 11, 2005 7:11 pm

what kind of bird was it  Wink?
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iakobos
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RE: Birdstrike On Olympic A340

Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:10 pm

After thorough investigation, it was concluded that the bird was a falcon of the male gender, possibly of an eastern origin.  Wink
 
irishmd11
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RE: Birdstrike On Olympic A340

Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:28 pm

My older brother Mike used to work for Eastern in the 80's. Whilst holidaying in MIA those days, I visited their maintenance area. Engine testing, paint shop, an A300 doing a "heavy check" and last but not least engine overhaul.

It was impressive to see what a bird can do to the turbine blades, but equally so to watch the dedicated people working to take an engine apart and put it all back together again...it might even give a bit of confidence to those who fear of flying...

Gerry.
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kaneporta1
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RE: Birdstrike On Olympic A340

Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:04 am

I think OA should ask some tips from BA on how to run a 3 engine transatlantic service...
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Lee
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RE: Birdstrike On Olympic A340

Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:07 am

"The bird made a full recovery"

hahaha v funny  Big grin
 
trekster
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RE: Birdstrike On Olympic A340

Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:07 am

Quoting Kaneporta1 (Reply 8):
think OA should ask some tips from BA on how to run a 3 engine transatlantic service

Was waiting for that!!!!!!
Where does the time go???
 
SXFAN
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RE: Birdstrike On Olympic A340

Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:41 am

I heard that this is going to affect flights to and from LHR. Can anyone from this forum provide me with further info because i have booked a flight on OA for this Wednesday. Flight info :15/06 OA270 LHR-ATH A343 DEPT.16.35 ARR. 22.10.
Regards
Vasilis.

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