View Full Version : MD82 EGCC Emergency!

12th Jun 2001, 15:29
Heard that the ******** MD82 had to make an emergency return to MAN today - then hurriedly deplaned pax with fire crews etc surrounding the a/c
Anyone got any further news/views??

13th Jun 2001, 01:41
From tonights MEN

Holiday jet smoke scare
Holidaymakers were evacuated from a Tenerife-bound jet at Manchester Airport today after a smoke scare in the cockpit.
The ******** plane, carrying 167 passengers, was preparing to head to the runway when the pilot noticed fumes escaping from beneath his seat.
Firemen wearing full brathing apparatus were put on alert and found the problem had been caused by an overheating battery.
The holidaymakers had to wait for another plane.

13th Jun 2001, 14:40
It was interesting to see that the Manchester Evening News had a reporter with an airside pass talking to pax on this flight yesterday afternoon.

Why do the MEN need an airside pass ?

The flight eventually departed at 1940(L) for TFS on the same a/c.

Bally Heck
13th Jun 2001, 15:31
Probably have an airside pass to allow them to gather facts about incidents instead of making it up. Also, they are unlikely to masquerade and carry phony bombs if they are bona fide.

Now, more importantly, why is the carrier's name being censored in the previous posts. I bet readers of the MEN know who it is. You can always use the word "alleged" to escape any legal repercussions chaps.

Big Red ' L '
13th Jun 2001, 15:40
Ok, can i guess, was it alleged 'Spanair....'???

Its not the fall that kills you...Its the sudden stop.....

Desk Driver
13th Jun 2001, 17:58
NOOOOOOOO.........It was ********...t*r*a*n*s*j*e*t*


Can anyone explain why it's banned

You fly em we'll fill em!

13th Jun 2001, 21:40
I typed the name into the post, however the result is as you see it. It appeared automatically immediately after sending the post.

15th Jun 2001, 14:33
Was nearby, and aircraft was at the parking gate still loadiing pax. Did a rapid disembarcation through main and aft door. Heard pax were mad due to no refunds if they didn't go on later flight. Press is, once again, real accurate.

15th Jun 2001, 16:44
rumour has it a bunch of SLF was also seen wandering about airside without an id card (*) at MAN earlier this week.


http://www.pprune.org/ubb/NonCGI/cool.gif aisleman

(*) and no hi-glo jacket either...

[This message has been edited by aisleman (edited 15 June 2001).]