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CYatUK
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PFO Closes Temporarily Due To LTU Plane Problem

Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:27 am

It has just been reported that many tires of an LTU plane have burst during its landing at Pafos, Cyprus this afternoon. As a resutl the airport will remain closed for a few hours until the aircraft is moved out and the runway cleared.

No passengers were hurt - in fact most of them have already departed from the airport heading to their hotels.

As a result of the airport closure at least three flights will be disrupted including CY, BA and HCY.
 
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RE: PFO Closes Temporarily Due To LTU Plane Problem

Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:59 am

I am told the Aircraft landed with parking brake set, but don't shoot the messenger !
 
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RE: PFO Closes Temporarily Due To LTU Plane Problem

Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:00 am

Quoting LTU330 (Reply 1):
I am told the Aircraft landed with parking brake set, but don't shoot the messenger !

Wow! Any more details on that?!? It's crazy if that's true!
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RE: PFO Closes Temporarily Due To LTU Plane Problem

Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:05 am

Has happened before, but is pretty much unlikely, the Parking brake set warning in the air just kills your ears... lol

The aircraft that landed with PB was a US E170

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RE: PFO Closes Temporarily Due To LTU Plane Problem

Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:04 am

Quoting DeC (Reply 2):
I am told the Aircraft landed with parking brake set, but don't shoot the messenger !

According to the local media that seems to be correct!!

The pilot reported that there was NO indication that the back gear was locked and the A321 with 187 passengers actually skidded for a while on the tarmac until it became to a complete stop.

A newspaper reporter also said that by the time the aircraft came to full stop, all the tires were torn away and the aircraft was resting on the rims (is this the correct name for the metal that holds the tires?)

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