Incident: Avianca Brazil A320 and Gol B738 at Salvador on Nov 9th 2012, go arounds due to passenger runway incursion
By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, Nov 15th 2012 14:49Z, last updated Thursday, Nov 15th 2012 14:49Z
An Avianca Brazil Airbus A320-200, registration PR-AVQ performing flight O6-6315 from Petrolina,PE to Salvador,BA (Brazil), was on final approach to Salvador's runway 10 descending through about 700 feet AGL when two pedestrians walked onto the runway prompting the crew to initiate a go around.
A Gol Transportes Aereas Boeing 737-800, registration PR-GUA performing flight G3-1697 from Recife,PE to Salvador,BA (Brazil), was on final approach behind the Avianca A320 and needed to go around from about 800 feet about 2 minutes later, too, when the pedestrians were still not clear of the runway.
Both aircraft positioned for another approach and landed safely about 15 minutes after aborting their first approaches.
Brazil's ANAC confirmed that the pedestrians, one of them being the governor of Brazil's state Ceara, had landed on a private jet minutes earlier arriving from Fortaleza (CE/Ceara). After the aircraft had stopped on the apron the two passengers disembarked on their own and being under time pressure to join a ceremony at the military apron on the other side of the runway walked across the runway. ANAC is investigating the incident, the pedestrians as well as the pilot of their aircraft are facing charges.
A Jazz de Havilland Dash 8-300, registration C-FTAK performing flight QK-8126 from Portland,OR to Vancouver,BC (Canada) with 46 people on board, was descending through 10,000 feet on approach to Vancouver when the crew heard a popping sound, saw a small flame from on the captain's windshield heater wires and noticed an electrical smell. The windshield heating was selected off and the fire immediately extinguished, the crew donned their oxygen masks and continued for a safe landing at Vancouver 08L about 8 minutes later.
A Hawkair Aviation Services de Havilland Dash 8-100 on behalf of Central Mountain Air, registration C-FCJE performing flight 9M-804 from Vancouver,BC to Dawson Creek,BC (Canada) with 39 people on board, was enroute near Dawson Creek when the crew received a low oil pressure indication for the left hand engine (PW120A) prompting the crew to shut the engine down. The crew decided to return to Vancouver where the aircraft landed safely on runway 08R.
By Simon Hradecky, created Friday, Nov 16th 2012 23:05Z, last updated Friday, Nov 16th 2012 23:05Z
An Air France Airbus A330-200, registration F-GZCE performing flight AF-445 from Rio de Janeiro,RJ (Brazil) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) with 201 passengers and 12 crew on board, was enroute at FL380 over the Atlantic Ocean when the aircraft suffered an engine (CF6) malfunction prompting the crew to shut the engine down. The aircraft diverted to Casablanca (Morocco) for a safe landing.
A replacement Airbus A340-300 registration F-GLZS was dispatched to Casablanca and reached Paris as flight AF-4191 with a delay of 10.5 hours.
By Simon Hradecky, created Saturday, Oct 27th 2012 23:17Z, last updated Friday, Nov 16th 2012 22:22Z
A Thomas Cook Airbus A330-200, registration G-OMYT performing flight MT-246 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Orlando Sanford,FL (USA) with 338 people on board, was enroute at FL370 over the Atlantic Ocean about 2 hours into the Atlantic crossing when the crew needed to shut the right hand engine (Trent 772) down and diverted to Keflavik (Iceland) for a safe landing about 2 hours later.
A replacement Boeing 767-300 registration G-TCCA resumed the flight 29 hours after landing and is estimated to reach Sanford Airport with a delay of 32 hours.
On Nov 6th 2012 The French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin that the aircraft was enroute at FL370 when a sudden failure of the #2 engine occurred prompting the crew to descend the aircraft and divert to Keflavik.
On Nov 16th 2012 the Canadian TSB reported the #2 engine had stalled with indications of high N2 vibrations. The crew executed oceanic contingency procedures (including declaring emergency) to descend from assigned flight level without clearance, the #2 engine was brought to idle then shut down and the aircraft diverted to Keflavik. The engine was replaced.
Incident: Yakutia B737 at Yakutsk on Nov 15th 2012, flaps problem
By Simon Hradecky, created Saturday, Nov 17th 2012 15:58Z, last updated Saturday, Nov 17th 2012 15:58Z
A Yakutia Boeing 737-700, registration VQ-BLS performing flight R3-500 from Khabarovsk to Yakutsk (Russia) with 47 passengers and 7 crew, was on approach to Yakutsk when the crew could not extend the flaps into landing position and aborted the approach. After working the relevant checklists the crew burned off fuel and performed a safe landing at a higher than normal speed.
Incident: Thomas Cook A332 near Shannon on Nov 9th 2012, engine shut down in flight
By Simon Hradecky, created Sunday, Nov 18th 2012 16:50Z, last updated Sunday, Nov 18th 2012 16:50Z
A Thomas Cook Airbus A330-200, registration G-OMYT performing flight MT-174 from Manchester,EN (UK) to Cayo Coco (Cuba), was enroute at FL360 about 160nm southwest of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew decided to turn around, descended the aircraft to FL350 and returned to Manchester for a safe landing about 130 minutes after departure.
Passenger Alan Wilson reported (see user comments at Incident: Thomas Cook A332 over Atlantic on Oct 26th 2012, engine shut down in flight) that he heard a loud bang in the cabin. The captain later reported the right hand engine (Trent 772) had stalled, had been restarted but needed a check.
A replacement Airbus A330-200 registration G-MDBD reached Cayo Coco with a delay of 23 hours.
Incident: Thomas Cook A332 near Belfast on Nov 17th 2012, engine shut down in flight
By Simon Hradecky, created Sunday, Nov 18th 2012 17:25Z, last updated Sunday, Nov 18th 2012 17:25Z
A Thomas Cook Airbus A330-200, registration G-OMYT performing flight MT-324 from Manchester,EN (UK) to Cancun (Mexico), was climbing through FL345 about 5nm south of Belfast's Aldergrove Airport,NI (UK) when the crew aborted the climb, drifted down to FL250 and returned to Manchester for a safe landing about 75 minutes after departure.
A listener on frequency reported the crew had shut down the right hand engine (Trent 772).
G-OMYT had two more similiar occurrences within the last 3 weeks, see Incident: Thomas Cook A332 near Shannon on Nov 9th 2012, engine malfunction and Incident: Thomas Cook A332 over Atlantic on Oct 26th 2012, engine shut down in flight.
Incident: Lufthansa A346 over Russia on Aug 8th 2012, captain incapacitated
By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Nov 20th 2012 15:57Z, last updated Tuesday, Nov 20th 2012 15:57Z
A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHA performing flight LH-712 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Seoul (South Korea), was enroute at FL350 over the Ural Mountains about 800nm east of Moscow (Russia) when the captain, who was taking his rest at that time, became sick and needed medical attention, which was provided on board. The two senior first officers on board decided to return to Frankfurt for a safe landing about 4.5 hours after turning around.
Germany's BFU reported in their August bulletin released in November that an investigation into the seriou
Accident: Neos B763 over Atlantic on Nov 19th 2012, turbulence injures 66By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Nov 19th 2012 18:19Z, last updated Wednesday, Nov 21st 2012 12:25ZA Neos Boeing 767-300, registration I-NDMJ performing flight NO-731 from Havana (Cuba) to Milan Malpensa (Italy) with 268 passengers and 10 crew, was enroute over the Atlantic about two hours into the flight when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing an altitude deviation of about 1000 feet. The aircraft restabilised, two doctors on board assessed the injured and did not recommend to divert indicating the injuries were mainly contusions. The crew decided to continue to Milan reporting about 35 passengers needed medical attention prompting a massive emergency response in Milan with numerous ambulances dispatched to the airport. The aircraft landed safely in Milan. 66 people required medical attention, 55 of them were taken to hospitals.Passengers reported they were not noticing anything out of the usual, cabin crew were just serving lunch when the aircraft encountered turbulence throwing all loose items like the lunch trays as well as flight attendants and passengers not wearing their seat belts through the cabin. Many passengers hit the cabin ceiling and received cuts, bruises as well as loose teeth. Two doctors examined the injured.The FAA reported on Nov 20th that the aircraft encountered severe turbulence in Oceanic Airspace controlled by New York Oceanic Control.
Автор: Stanislav ... A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, registration D-AIHA performing flight LH-712 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Seoul (South Korea), was enroute at FL350 over the Ural Mountains about 800nm east of Moscow (Russia) when the captain, who was taking his rest at that time, became sick and needed medical attention, which was provided on board. The two senior first officers on board decided to return to Frankfurt for a safe landing about 4.5 hours after turning around.
НИХ... их трагический опыт Air France не учит - так и продолжают
летать с "усилителями" 2п.-недоучками вместо + истчо К.В.С. :-(((