View Full Version : UAL B777 Mayday

3rd Nov 2003, 06:30
Within the last half hour a UAL B777 landed at Glasgow after a Mayday. Smoke in the cabin and an overweight landing. All seems to be fine.

No news reports as yet. :ooh:

Jurassic Jet Man
3rd Nov 2003, 07:23
Normal deplane - possible a/c pack issue.

3rd Nov 2003, 09:26
BBC reporting it as a fire in the cockpit, but out before landing.

3rd Nov 2003, 15:31
BBC report here:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3236009.stm
Sounds well handled all round...

3rd Nov 2003, 18:08
I was intrigued by this other story: Emergency landing after fire alert (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/1209441.stm)


An Italian aircraft which was in the area at the time carried out an air-to-air inspection of the plane, but saw no sign of a fire.

How does an air-to-air inspection take place, particularly if the other plane was a commercial flight, with fuel/economy to bear in mind?

Check 6
3rd Nov 2003, 18:12
One story says it was a United 777. The other story (with photo) says Continental 757.

:confused: :confused:

3rd Nov 2003, 18:19

Sorry for the confusion. The story that I posted was a different event.