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10002level
5th Mar 2006, 16:08
Anybody know anything of an incident at MAN today which resulted in a FUE bound flight returning to land?

A and C
5th Mar 2006, 18:07
Loss of one hydrulic system is hardly an emergency, the return is just a wise thing to do.

757manipulator
5th Mar 2006, 18:20
Loss of one hydrulic system is hardly an emergency, the return is just a wise thing to do

Yeah your right to a point......however the left system on the 757 is the heavy system, landing gear, nose steering, flaps/slats, Alternate brakes..the various left system powered flight controls, and of course the left reverser. As a consquence yes the aircraft is flyable and safe....but it is an emergency in every sense of the word:ok:
About the only thing thats gonna work as advertised are the normal brakes.

AlphaWhiskyRomeo
5th Mar 2006, 18:51
I saw a First Choice 757 landing with gear doors down (at least nose gear) from 3 miles from the threshold around 3-4pm. Was this it?

Also saw a US Airways 767 in new colours early afternoon. Was this an A330 replacement, charter or a diversion? It sure was running later than usual.

Fried_Chicken
5th Mar 2006, 20:44
I saw a First Choice 757 landing with gear doors down (at least nose gear) from 3 miles from the threshold around 3-4pm. Was this it?
Also saw a US Airways 767 in new colours early afternoon. Was this an A330 replacement, charter or a diversion? It sure was running later than usual.

it was USA43 (type B762) routing EHAM (Amsterdam) to KPHL (Philly) & it indeed diverted in, reason unknown.

Fried Chicken

BAe 146-100
5th Mar 2006, 20:49
It did the normal NOKIN SID and on handoff to 128.050 the Capt/FO advised the controller that they had lost their left hand Hydraulics during the climb out, they climbed to around FL170 and decided to return back to Manchester. They seemed to handle it superbly.

It still hasn't left for Fuerteventura. Looks like they are trying to fix it. :ok:

I saw a First Choice 757 landing with gear doors down (at least nose gear) from 3 miles from the threshold around 3-4pm. Was this it?

That would have been it.

BAe 146

chiglet
5th Mar 2006, 23:31
The FCA B757 was going to do an ILS for 24r/visual sidestep for 24L. Unfortunately when he was approx 3 miles from touchdown, a snowsquall batted through the approach so he elected to land 24R..rolled to the end, and vacated. Due to "reduced" fire cover for 24L [a lot of f/vs were at the incident] we had 4 departures from 24R. Normal service was resumed pdq.
Full marks to the aircrew..duff a/c, duff wx change of r/w..... :ok: guess what the sim checks are gonna be:E
watp,iktch

captjns
6th Mar 2006, 02:07
I saw a First Choice 757 landing with gear doors down (at least nose gear) from 3 miles from the threshold around 3-4pm. Was this it?

Also saw a US Airways 767 in new colours early afternoon. Was this an A330 replacement, charter or a diversion? It sure was running later than usual.

No. As part of the merger process between USair and America West a new paint scheme would be adopted which was mutually agreed upon by both carriers.

Click below for a picture of the new paint scheme. The new name of the merged carriers is U S AIRWAYS. The pictured aircraft, N663AW is a repainted America West in the new colors. USair aircraft are being repainted in the new U S AIRWAYS paint scheme.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1007050/L/ (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1007050/L/)

The picture below, aircraft, N645US is a repainted USair B-767 in the new U S AIRWAYS paint scheme.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1006587/L/ (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1006587/L/)