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armchairpilot94116
1st Jul 2008, 23:08
cbs5.com - SFO Plane Lands Safely After Mechanical Glitch (http://cbs5.com/local/sfo.landing.hydraulic.2.761605.html)

SFO Plane Lands Safely After Mechanical Glitch

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) ― San Mateo County fire units responded to the San Francisco International Airport Tuesday afternoon after an incoming flight from Hong Kong reported hydraulic problems, authorities said.

Cathay Pacific Airways flight No. 872, a Boeing 747 aircraft, reported having hydraulic problems around 1:15 p.m., said airport spokesman Mike McCarron.

The plane landed at SFO safely at about 2:05 p.m., according to McCarron.


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Rainboe
1st Jul 2008, 23:36
Possibly lost a hydraulic system. They might even have been down to their last three! Emergency services always respond to a plane with any sort of mechanical failure. Another complete non-event probably that increasingly gets into the public domain.

pigboat
1st Jul 2008, 23:59
Sounds like the dreaded seven engine landing with a B-52. ;)

chiglet
2nd Jul 2008, 00:05
Sounds like the dreaded seven engine landing with a B-52.

Is that better or worse than the nine engine landing in a B36? :confused:
watp,iktch

411A
2nd Jul 2008, 02:38
Is that better or worse than the nine engine landing in a B36?


The B-36 was not usually landed with the jets operating, as they burned avgas, and at the end of a 40 hour long range mission (yes, some were this long, some slightly longer, the record, as I recall was 50 hours) not much fuel was left in tanks...however, according to my neighbor, who flew these quite remarkable airplanes for eight years, at least one piston engine could be expected to have had ahhh...'problems', and be shut down.
If this thread is moved to the nostalgia section, I will tell you why.

cessna93
2nd Jul 2008, 05:59
Aren't those engines supposed to be reliable?

SNS3Guppy
2nd Jul 2008, 07:16
The R-4360 reliable? No.

cwatters
2nd Jul 2008, 07:27
Sounds like the dreaded seven engine landing with a B-52.

Nothing compared to an 11 engine water landing in the Dornier.

Geragau
2nd Jul 2008, 09:07
CX 747 lands safely in SFO after mech glitch...................................................... ...Wow!;)

Mercenary Pilot
2nd Jul 2008, 10:19
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Errrrrrrm..... :rolleyes:

Rainboe
2nd Jul 2008, 17:46
That's because it's boring as hell!

mr Q
3rd Jul 2008, 11:04
and just in case anyone had any doubts about the location and magnitude of the event a photograph of the SFO terminal facade accompanies the report.....................!!!!!!!!!