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Old 12th Jul 2013, 17:41
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Thomson 787 returns to MAN

...so the Beeb reports.

Oh, now Yates is giving his opinion so that's alright then.

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Strangely quiet on this subject, considering the top news right now is on the B787, come on guys
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Aircraft experienced a "technical" issue.

Thomson: Tech issue on Boeing 787 from Manchester | Business & Technology | The Seattle Times
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Thomson statement at 18.45 says it was a flight to Florida, got as far as Irish sea and did an immediate return to MAN with a tech fault. A/C landed safely, technical engineers are now investigating. No info though on actual fault.
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BBC North West saying that "aircraft circled over Anglesey for 5 hours burning off fuel before its return MAN"
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Aircraft turns back to the UK from over the Irish Sea due to tech problem. Isn't this almost a weekly (perhaps more so) occurrence?

Big news story?
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Old 12th Jul 2013, 18:55
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Footage from flight tracker websites shows that it was over the Atlantic to the east of Ireland nearly 10w when it returned and went into a holding pattern over the Irish Sea for a couple of hours.
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Florida-bound Thomson Boeing 787 Dreamliner forced to return to Manchester Airport after a 'technical issue' - Manchester Evening News


A Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet has been forced to return to Manchester Airport after it developed a mid-flight 'technical issue'.

The Thomson Boeing 787 Dreamliner departed from the airport for Sanford in Orlando, Florida, this afternoon.

It was later spotted on a plane-tracking website circling over north Wales, understood to be dumping fuel.

The luxury jet later returned to Manchester Airport and landed safely tonight.

A spokesman for Thomson said the return to Manchester was a precaution and passengers were being moved to an alternative aircraft.

The airline said the incident was not connected to a fire on a parked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner at London Heathrow today.

Runways at Heathrow were closed and all arrivals and departures were suspended after the incident at 4.30pm. No passengers were aboard at the time.
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Runway 31, 10W is to the West of Ireland surely ?

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Thanks Eric of course it is. It was nearly at 10w west of Ireland when it turned back.

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Old 12th Jul 2013, 19:29
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I think that 53N/017W is a wee bit further from the point of departure than the "Irish Sea".
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Old 12th Jul 2013, 19:30
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Gear Problem this one apparently....
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Old 12th Jul 2013, 19:31
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BBC North West say the aircraft circled for "5 hours" yet the BBC website article says "30 minutes", they really are as bad as Sky News today. The plane circled for just over 1hr 30minutes, not 30 minutes and certainly not 5 hours!
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Old 12th Jul 2013, 19:35
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Dannyboy39,

If it was any aircraft other than the 787 then you would have a point. But in light of the aircrafts troubled introduction to the skies, plus today's Ethiopian incident at LHR then yes it is very relevant news to most people interested in aviation.
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Old 12th Jul 2013, 20:23
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They would prefer to return to MAN if they had a problem that needed engineers to look at the plane before it could take off again - That's where the Monarch team are based that look after the Thomson 787s.

Much better to swap planes back in the UK
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Gear problems huh...

wheels go up, wheels go down. the problems are usually immediately obvious.

Now, how about a wheel bay over-temp ?
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53N 015W is an OEP
My initial thought was Coms/Nav problem.

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CNN is reporting that the 787 was burning. The network has pictures of the plane with heavy smoke coming from under the wings.

Is this another battery issue???

Boeing stock has been hit hard in late trading in NY.
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Fuel jettison.
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CNN is reporting that the 787 was burning. The network has pictures of the plane with heavy smoke coming from under the wings.

Is this another battery issue???
I suspect thatīs the other one on the ground at LHR
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