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greatoaks
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Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:39 am

Anyone have anymore info on this
I believe it was a possible cabin pressure loss over Northern France and made a landing @ Brest
It was enroute MAH-LBA
 
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:46 am

What I want to know is: was it Bruce Dickinson who landed it while singing Iron Maiden's "Die With Your Boots On"?  sarcastic   sarcastic   sarcastic 

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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:09 am

There was an alarm in the cockpit saying cabin pressure lost, again a B737 like Helios.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/north_yorkshire/4167950.stm
 
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:25 am

Anyone know what type of 737?

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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:30 am

Quoting Flydubai (Reply 3):
Anyone know what type of 737?

It was a 737-300. There is a Press Statement that can be found on the Astraeus website http://www.flyastraeus.com/aboutastraeus/index.asp?id=18

This incident would not normally have attracted the media's attention,

[Edited 2005-08-20 00:47:01]
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:40 am

Quoting BCAL (Reply 4):

Just noticed on that link that there's an archived news bulletin for the 15th June 2005 - "Transatlantic flights recommenced from London to Deer Lake served by Astraeus Boeing 737-700 ETOP's approved aircraft"

Wasn't aware of this - any further info? Which precise airports are served? Is it on behalf of another carrier?
 
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:25 am

We can expect the usual journalistic approach now, am sure we will be left in no doubt how these passengers feared for thier lives as the aircraft plummeted uncontrollably from the skies whilst a burning smell filled the cabin. You know the kind of stuff that is normal in this situation.

I am sure it was very distressing coming so close to the Helios accident, I just hope they dont over do it though.

[Edited 2005-08-20 01:26:21]
 
greatoaks
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:16 pm

Top marks to the Astraeus crew
Sounds like text -book handling of the situation

 
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:55 pm

What caused it.CPC fault.
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:38 pm

Hi,

When did this event happen Date?

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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:04 pm

Quoting Aviation (Reply 9):
When did this event happen Date?

It happened yesterday (19 Aug).

The knock on effects of Astraeus flights at LBA is still being felt, due to them only operating one aircraft from there. Once the aircraft had returned from Mahon, it was due to leave for TFS at around 7pm last night. This was indefinately delayed but left eventually (don't know what time) as I believe an aircraft has been ferried in from LGW to help out. However, the flight from TFS which was due to arrive back at LBA around 04:50 this morning is still showing 'Indefinate Delay' on the LBA arrivals board.

This morning's Verona flight scheduled to leave at 06:15, departed around 3 hours late and the lunchtime Alicante flight is showing that passengers are to be bussed to MAN! What a mess!

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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:33 pm

Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 5):
Just noticed on that link that there's an archived news bulletin for the 15th June 2005 - "Transatlantic flights recommenced from London to Deer Lake served by Astraeus Boeing 737-700 ETOP's approved aircraft"

Wasn't aware of this - any further info? Which precise airports are served? Is it on behalf of another carrier?

They fly once a week (Wed.) to LGW to YDF on behalf of Barwell Leisure. Guests stay at the Humber Valley Resort. The charters are slated to operate year-round.
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:37 pm

Quoting Matt (Reply 11):

Cheers Matt, thanks for the info.

Good luck to Astraeus. I know that members of the general public may lose faith in the safety of charter airlines, particularly after the Helios accident. Shame how isolated incidents and tragedies occurring around the same time can do so much financial damage to these airlines.
 
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:52 pm

These delays are unacceptable. People will not travel with an airline again if they are a day late back for work.

Charter airlines have suffered so me of the worst delays for years this summer.

Airlines like Astraeus should have a contingency plan for when an aircraft goes tech. Bussing passengers to Manchester when they have paid a high supplement to fly from LBA is not acceptable!
 
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 9:41 pm

As someone mentioned it, without the past accidents this almost non event should had not surfaced in the world media.

3 passengers were treated by local emergency services:

- one old lady for panic stress disorder.

- one for asthma

- one for painful sinuses.

At that moment the airplane is still grounded for inspection by the French Aviation Authority.
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:03 pm

It looks like the TFS flight is arriving to STN, according to ceefax.
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:27 pm

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 13):
These delays are unacceptable. People will not travel with an airline again if they are a day late back for work

Given a choice of being a day late for work or just being "late" if an aircraft is unservicable, I rather think passengers would prefer being late for work.

David
 
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:10 am

Quoting Greatoaks (Reply 7):
Top marks to the Astraeus crew

I agree with Greatoaks, it sounds like the Astraeus crew flight deck and cabin handled the situation very well
 
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:11 am

Quoting Greatoaks (Thread starter):
Astraeus Emergency Landing

Why 'Emergency Landing' ? Who said this?

Quoting Capital146 (Reply 10):
What a mess!

Don't agree - actually shows they have a plan to resolve the situation, so is far from being 'a mess'.

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 13):
People will not travel with an airline again if they are a day late back for work.

So in this instance do we have any evidence of people arriving a day late?

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 13):
Charter airlines have suffered so me of the worst delays for years this summer.

What analysis have you done to support this statement? I'm particularly interested in what comparisons you've drawn between this year and others.

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 13):
Airlines like Astraeus should have a contingency plan for when an aircraft goes tech

Seems clear that they do... passengers going where they ought to be going... What do you think they should have done? Take into consideration we're at the height of the summer season, and that acmi capacity this summer is by all accounts in short supply.

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 13):
Bussing passengers to Manchester when they have paid a high supplement to fly from LBA is not acceptable!

The airline will have made a decision based on how they can get their passengers to the destination most effectively - if you had the choice between being bussed to MAN and catching your flight, or being delayed even longer at LBA awaiting a flight, what would [bold]you[/bold] choose?
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:14 am

Have to agree with you Diesel, Astraeus have done as well as they could, but can you calm down a little.
 
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:22 am

the a/c in question is not in france but been at gatwick all day
 
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:33 am

Quoting Capital146 (Reply 10):
However, the flight from TFS which was due to arrive back at LBA around 04:50 this morning is still showing 'Indefinate Delay' on the LBA arrivals board.

AEU937 left MAN at 1448

Quoting Capital146 (Reply 10):
the lunchtime Alicante flight is showing that passengers are to be bussed to MAN! What a mess!

AEU953 left eventually at 2023 with EuroAtlantic L1011 CS-TEB operating it (incidentally, this aircraft's been doing "rescue" jobs at MAN since yesterday, after operaing TCX881L last night and operating MON3107 today). There was a slight tech problem which further delayed departure for a couple of hours or so with the pax being given food during this delay.

David
 
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RE: Astraeus Emergency Landing

Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:38 am

Quoting SNATH (Reply 1):
What I want to know is: was it Bruce Dickinson who landed it while singing Iron Maiden's "Die With Your Boots On"?

I remember from the Flying Heavy Metal tv show he's a 757 pilot, so if this was a 737 then I guess not....

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