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Sunwing 737 Emergency Landing YYZ

Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:41 pm

Toronto's CP24 is reporting that a Sunwing aircraft made an emergency landing at YYZ this afternoon. They also say that the aircraft may have been on fire during the approach. To me it looks like the landing lights, not a flame out of the engines but you be the judge...

http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local...e_emergency/20120224/?hub=CP24Home


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RE: Sunwing 737 Emergency Landing YYZ

Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:54 pm

Looks like landing lights to me...the light is a bit too steady to be "flames", not to mention lack of smoke
 
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RE: Sunwing 737 Emergency Landing YYZ

Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:07 am

Yeah, it is the landing lights. The reporter was saying "maybe an engine flamed out due to fuel starvation, maybe the crew shut the engine down, or it flamed out". She went on to say the airport reported no fire, but said it in a way that she doesn't believe them.

She is an airhead!!!!

I guess some Canadian reporters are just as stupid as some of our reporters here in the US?
 
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RE: Sunwing 737 Emergency Landing YYZ

Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:10 am

Looks like lights, but very bright for lights? And in the video, you see some "jumping light" (I'm not sure how to better phrase that in English). Glad to hear everyone is okay, probably just CTV having a slow day.
 
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RE: Sunwing 737 Emergency Landing YYZ

Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:37 am

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2):
Yeah, it is the landing lights. The reporter was saying "maybe an engine flamed out due to fuel starvation, maybe the crew shut the engine down, or it flamed out". She went on to say the airport reported no fire, but said it in a way that she doesn't believe them.

She is an airhead!!!!

I guess some Canadian reporters are just as stupid as some of our reporters here in the US?

She is still on twitter asking people if they think it was a fire, even though both Sunwing and Peel Regional Police have said there was no fire and the footage shows the landing lights.

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RE: Sunwing 737 Emergency Landing YYZ

Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:23 am

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1136615--sunwing-plane-makes-emergency-landing-at-pearson-airport?bn=1

Low fuel meant a priority landing. But I guess that's not exciting enough for the news - so maybe the aircraft was on fire, or perhaps had gremlins and/or zombies on board.
 
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RE: Sunwing 737 Emergency Landing YYZ

Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:12 am

There was definitely an emergency of some sort, whether it was low fuel or not I couldn't say...
They had all of the stops pulled out for this aircraft. Firetrucks were lining the runway for at least 30 minutes prior to its approach.
The had what appeared to be a makeshift parking spot on the ramp by the AC maintenance hanger, which was equipped with firetrucks, ambulances, and stair trucks, didn't see for sure, but I do not believe that the aircraft ever parked there.
 
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RE: Sunwing 737 Emergency Landing YYZ

Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:27 pm

Quoting cyxuk (Reply 6):
The had what appeared to be a makeshift parking spot on the ramp by the AC maintenance hanger, which was equipped with firetrucks, ambulances, and stair trucks, didn't see for sure, but I do not believe that the aircraft ever parked there

That's the emergency staging area. That is the meeting point for all emergency response vehicles (excluding firetrucks, who will line up along the landing runway) in the event that the emergency is serious enough to require an aircraft evacuation on the runway (aircraft fire for example - which is why the firetrucks stage along the runway).

Generally what happens is if no evacuation on the runway is required, the aircraft will either taxi or get towed to a gate (depending on emergency) and be followed by some or all of the firetrucks that were lined up along the runway. All other vehicles at the staging area will return to "home base", wherever that is.
 
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RE: Sunwing 737 Emergency Landing YYZ

Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:28 pm

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2):

How dare you? There is NEVER media sensationalism in the states, let alone among our Canadian friends....

 
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RE: Sunwing 737 Emergency Landing YYZ

Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:45 pm

Probably WG 427 performing PUJ-YUL and diverting to YYZ due to bad weather at YUL.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...7/history/20120224/1930Z/MDPC/CYUL

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RE: Sunwing 737 Emergency Landing YYZ

Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:15 pm

I think its kinda sad that these news reporters couldnt tell the difference between lights and fire, it really must have been a slow news day....
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RE: Sunwing 737 Emergency Landing YYZ

Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:44 pm

Quoting western727 (Reply 8):
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2):


How dare you? There is NEVER media sensationalism in the states, let alone among our Canadian friends....

                    
 
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RE: Sunwing 737 Emergency Landing YYZ

Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:04 am

Probably the result of low light, atmospheric conditions, and a crappy focus.

Compare with these photos (or screen captures):


http://www.alert24.pl/alert24/51,84880,11230730.html?i=4

http://www.alert24.pl/alert24/51,84880,11230730.html?i=1

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