View Full Version : FLYING SO HIGH (and with an engine out)

mr Q
4th Sep 2003, 22:38
Ulster Television online
An investigation is under way into how an American Trans Aer Aircraft made an emergency landing at Shannon airport last night.

It`s believed the plane, which had 221 US soldiers on board and en route to the United States had to make an emergency landing due to engine trouble.

At least one engine had to be shut down while the aircraft flew thousands of miles above the Atlantic ocean.

4th Sep 2003, 22:43
the aircraft flew thousands of miles above the Atlantic ocean.

Is NASA now ferrying troops through space?:}

4th Sep 2003, 22:51
Considering the source of the 'report', am not really surprised.

4th Sep 2003, 23:03
"Considering the source of the 'report', am not really surprised."

411A, please explain? Do you have previous experience of Ulster Television Online?

Cpt. Underpants
5th Sep 2003, 00:27

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5th Sep 2003, 01:14
Another emergency landing at SNN?
We had the USAirways one last weekend come in with the smoke in cockpit problem, the B767.

Shamrock 602
5th Sep 2003, 02:32
Shannon diversion

Looks as this one wasn't anything like last Sunday's very real emergency.

According to The Irish Times (4th September 2003), the ATA L-1011 had just taken off from Shannon (in the west of Ireland) at 1750 local, but 'five minutes later developed problems with one engine, forcing the pilot to shut it down and make an emergency landing back at Shannon'.

They had to dump '70-80 tonnes' of fuel before landing at 1835, according to the report. The aircraft was enroute from the US to Bahrain with US troops, and had stopped off in Shannon to refuel. The use of Shannon as a refuelling stop by flights with US troops en route to the Gulf (mainly civil airliners operated by contractors like World Airways) has been controversial with Old Europeans.

Maybe Ulster TV online meant thousands of feet above the Atlantic rather than thousands of miles above it...

Saw a fuel dump for the first time last September, when the AA 777 I was a passenger in was en route from MIA to LHR. A medical emergency meant diverting to Gander. The pilot was kind enough share his thoughts with the passengers after we'd touched down: 'OK, we're on the ground, what do we do now?' I have a feeling this could have been meant for a company frequency, not the PA...

Shamrock 602