View Full Version : MAN RWY 24R Closed?

UP and Down Operator
5th Dec 2006, 08:32
Hi there.

Does anybody know why rwy 24R was closed for about 20+ minutes last night (4/12) at MAN??

Nothing was informed to us spinning around in the holdings, other than the rwy was blocked, and I could here people getting worried about cmr fuel ect. When they re-opened it and we came in for landing, about 30 minutes late there was nothing to see anywhere ??? :suspect:

"keep climbing, we can almost make it"

5th Dec 2006, 11:37
We were no2 on approach, then told to go around as the a/c in front had hit a hare on landing and a runway inspection was required. Luckily we had sufficient fuel that it was not a hare-raising situation:}

Kak Klaxon
5th Dec 2006, 11:44
Thats why its called Manchester Hareport.

UP and Down Operator
5th Dec 2006, 13:38
Thanks BJJ

And we were looking for "spareparts" floating around when we came in..... wasted energy :ugh:

Those hare's are maybe the next flight safety terror threat. Maybe we could call in Bush and Blair to nuke them off the airfields :E :E

5th Dec 2006, 14:13
Yes landing a/c reported seeing a dead Rabbit in the TDZ or 24R. Seagull 2 and Ops 3 made numerous runway runs and didnt find anything! This is why you went around/had to hold guys.

5th Dec 2006, 14:25
Dangerous business we are all in. Always remember that you could be.............

"hare today and gone tommorow":)

Devils Martini
5th Dec 2006, 14:28

5th Dec 2006, 14:28
Yes landing a/c reported seeing a dead Rabbit in the TDZ or 24R. Seagull 2 and Ops 3 made numerous runway runs and didnt find anything!

Probably beaten to it by the in flight caterers.....

Sorry to rabbit on

5th Dec 2006, 15:01
If you run it over can you take it home......???



5th Dec 2006, 15:13
If the Manchester fire service is anything like ours, I bet they got there first.

5th Dec 2006, 17:07
Athough this comedy is hare-larious.....on a serious note, as a controller speaking, would you not be peeed off setting up a approach etc and then we close a runway because there may or may not be a dead animal on it.

I get regular reports that there is a fox heading towards the runway or that there may be a carcass on it and its a tricky dilemna. Do you close the runway or do you just warn the pilots? It throws up all kinds of liabilities if it subsequently turns out there are aircraft parts there as well.

5th Dec 2006, 18:11
Rabbit vs. A380 (http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/2006/06/16/Navigation/177/207260/Pictures+First+rabbit+to+beat+a+taxiing+A380+snapped+on+Hamb urg.html)

5th Dec 2006, 18:25
Rabbit vs. A380 (http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/2006/06/16/Navigation/177/207260/Pictures+First+rabbit+to+beat+a+taxiing+A380+snapped+on+Hamb urg.html)

Bunny vs spacecraft...


5th Dec 2006, 18:27
Its Wabbit Season not Duck Season!!!

and for the finishing touch.......


5th Dec 2006, 18:32
I seem to recall there being LOADS of bunnies at CDG??

5th Dec 2006, 18:40
but they were working down the local strip bar at night, werent they?

5th Dec 2006, 22:09
Did he file a "hare-prox"?

I'll get my coat...

5th Dec 2006, 22:32
"IF" it was clobbered dead centre, was it a "Mid-Hare" collision?.......hat, coat

John Prescott
5th Dec 2006, 22:35
Do ''Brazillians'' suffer mid-hare collisions?:}

5th Dec 2006, 22:38
Will Manchester be renamed O-"Hare"?

Atcham Tower
6th Dec 2006, 10:32
Rabbit Exit Taxiway?

Val d'Isere
7th Dec 2006, 07:54
You see, this is the trouble with PPRuNe.

Too many threads obsessed with splitting hares. :rolleyes:

7th Dec 2006, 08:51