|Quoting BoomBoom (Reply 65):|
But you ignored my question: how much more likely is a 777 to divert than an A340?
Sorry, I'm barging in as I feel that you are being very nasty to Zeke.
BVoom, these statixtics must be with B or A.
What I know is that I've seen 777 divert a lot more often than 340 or 74x s.
Just from one airline, diversions that have hit the news :
- 2005 :EZE
turned back to the continent from the south Atlantic, for in-flight shut-down, diverted to Fuertaleza after two hours and 50 minutes on one engine
Pax evacuated the following day to Recife via small local planes.
Took 10 days to get that plane back to Paris and another three or four to put it back on the line.
That adventure reads like a political thriller (for instance, how to get trucks big enough to carry a T7
engine BUT with hydrostatic shock absorbers....)
- 2006 SEL-CDG
diverted to Irkutsk. Engine severe vibration .Most pax found accomodation with the locals, taken to Moscow the following day (as forbidden to take pax from Irkutsk to Paris !)... Airplane stayed there another ten days due to Engine transport, extreme weather,construction of an inflatable igloo , sub zero temperatures.... Put back on line after - IIRC two weeks...
- 2004 : Diversion to Churchill for a cracked windshield. Pax accomodated in local hotels / motels. Airplane recovered a week later.
I would say Zeke's scenarii are not far fetched, are they ?
A last thought on this subject :
I challenge any body to come up with all the diversion instances of the latest ETOPS planes :76,77, 33, ewtc...
The best kept secret in the industry.