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seansasLCY
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Cityjet RJ Wing Problem Inflight

Thu May 15, 2014 9:31 am

I just saw this article about a Cityjet RJ85 from LCY this morning.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...-of-wing-falls-off-mid-flight.html

Cityjet will want to speed up that fleet replacement even quicker.
 
gordonsmall
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RE: Cityjet RJ Wing Problem Inflight

Thu May 15, 2014 11:07 am

It's just a loose fairing, happens from time to time and represents no real danger, hardly warrants immediate fleet replacement.  
 
seansasLCY
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RE: Cityjet RJ Wing Problem Inflight

Thu May 15, 2014 12:04 pm

Quoting gordonsmall (Reply 1):

It's just a loose fairing, happens from time to time and represents no real danger, hardly warrants immediate fleet replacement.

No, obviously, but when it ends up all over the papers, it reinforces the view that Cityjet is using a old wornout fleet. If your choice is between the E170/E190 fleet of BA or Cityjet, the public have chosen BA. This won't help.
 
gordonsmall
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RE: Cityjet RJ Wing Problem Inflight

Thu May 15, 2014 12:32 pm

Quoting seansasLCY (Reply 2):
No, obviously, but when it ends up all over the papers, it reinforces the view that Cityjet is using a old wornout fleet.

I get what you mean, but I think you're putting more faith in the principles of the travelling public than they deserve. Give it a fortnight and nobody will even remember this happened, and PAX will be booking whatever ticket is cheaper as usual.

There is a lot to be said for older aircraft anyway. A wise old instructor once told me "never fly anything that still has paint on the rudder pedals".  
 
RebelDJ
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RE: Cityjet RJ Wing Problem Inflight

Thu May 15, 2014 12:50 pm

Got to love the choice of words here ...

"... a six-foot section of the the wing collapsed ..."

"... exclusive footage showing the engine housing hanging off ..."

But at least they got the aircraft type right (RJ85).
 
diesel1
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RE: Cityjet RJ Wing Problem Inflight

Thu May 15, 2014 3:06 pm

Usual rubbish type reporting from newspapers and usual rubbish type comments from passengers.

What's more it looks like from this comment someone had missed the aircraft catching fire at some point...   

"Passengers said the wing and part of the aircraft looked badly burned"
 
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derekf
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RE: Cityjet RJ Wing Problem Inflight

Thu May 15, 2014 3:09 pm

If the flap track fairing fell down it would fall into the jet efflux of the inboard engine.
 
goldorak
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RE: Cityjet RJ Wing Problem Inflight

Thu May 15, 2014 7:56 pm

At least we didn't get the usual "I thought we were going to diiiiiiid"  
 
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RE: Cityjet RJ Wing Problem Inflight

Thu May 15, 2014 10:32 pm

Quoting seansasLCY (Reply 2):
Quoting gordonsmall (Reply 1):

It's just a loose fairing, happens from time to time and represents no real danger, hardly warrants immediate fleet replacement.

No, obviously, but when it ends up all over the papers, it reinforces the view that Cityjet is using a old wornout fleet.

DL had a somewhat similar incident on a 757 MCO-ATL two months ago.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...y-lands-no-passengers-injured.html

 
atct
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RE: Cityjet RJ Wing Problem Inflight

Fri May 16, 2014 12:54 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 8):
DL had a somewhat similar incident on a 757 MCO-ATL two months ago.

And most everyone doesn't remember (other than a.nutters)
 
Fixinthe757
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RE: Cityjet RJ Wing Problem Inflight

Fri May 16, 2014 2:18 am

Delta flight was a bit more serious as it actually involved a necessary loss. Left system hydraulics which controls flaps, landing gear, steering, but certainly in no way catastrophic or even really dangerous. A flap track fairing coming loose, NOT part of the wing mind you, is not that big of a deal. (Except of course to idiotic press humanoids)
 
LTC8K6
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RE: Cityjet RJ Wing Problem Inflight

Fri May 16, 2014 2:42 am

Quoting seansasLCY (Reply 2):

“Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it.”

Jonathan Swift
 
LandSweetLand
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RE: Cityjet RJ Wing Problem Inflight

Fri May 16, 2014 3:19 am

haha you got part of the wing falling off.
Our news got the rest of it

Quote:
Wing falls off CityJet airliner on flight from London to Florence.
http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel...rence/story-e6frfq80-1226920057435
 
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varsity
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RE: Cityjet RJ Wing Problem Inflight

Fri May 16, 2014 2:04 pm

Quoting LandSweetLand (Reply 12):
Our news got the rest of it

Quote:
Wing falls off cityjet airliner on flight from London to Florence.

I saw a similar headline.

I was just waiting for someone to say they were singing "My Heart Will Go On" to comfort themselves.
 
tharanga
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RE: Cityjet RJ Wing Problem Inflight

Sat May 17, 2014 12:25 am

Quoting LandSweetLand (Reply 12):
haha you got part of the wing falling off.
Our news got the rest of it

I want to ask that headline writer what he thinks would happen if a wing actually fell off.

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