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5th Jul 2001, 13:38
Over India last night heard Emirates divert to Hyderabad with engine failure. Anyone have any details on how they went, aircraft type etc.? Sounded like they had work cut out with ATC.

5th Jul 2001, 17:53
from http://news.airwise.com/cgi-bin/story?name=2001/07/994333342.html

An Emirates flight from Bangkok bound for Dubai made an emergency landing at Begumpet Airport at Hyderabad in the early hours of this morning following an engine problem.

The Boeing 777, overflying Indian territory, had to be diverted to Hyderabad for an emergency landing following the technical snag, the Press Trust of India (PTI) quoted airport officials as saying.

None of the 350 passengers on board the aircraft was injured, according to the PTI.

6th Jul 2001, 23:13
Thats 2 engine failures on the 200. Too much weight to power??

7th Jul 2001, 05:56
... it was not a 200 but a B777-300, A6-EMP. The first was also a -300, A6-EMM !

casual observer
7th Jul 2001, 06:44
The previous case took place in MEL and a lot of info quickly surfaced in the media. This time it seems no one really knows what actually happened. The only info is the the aircraft will remain on the ground for a while. And both cases involved the Trent 895, the most powerful version of the Trent 800 family. Rolls had better hope it's not the same fan blade problem that they claimed they have solved. Perhaps the hotter conditions that EK aircraft often operate under might have contributed to EK's problems, just a pure guess.

7th Jul 2001, 11:09
The rumour is that the engine was shut down after excessive vibration, loss of oil quantity and assumed low oil pressure. NOTHING to do with a fan blade seperation.

M.A. Rats
7th Jul 2001, 20:23
Hi Folks

I can confirm a definate loss of oil pressure on the #2 engine, followed by a seizure of the N3. Diverted and landed on rwy 27 (2768m)at HYD, the very latest EK destination. A fresh Boeing crew touched down today aboard A330 on regular service to conduct test flight and ferry back. Antonov freighter sitting alongside B777 on apron, with much activity around the new RR pod. With some luck, the 777 should be backin DXB very soon.


Nil defects
8th Jul 2001, 05:08
Well done to the Emirates Crew.

So how will this affect ETOPS certification.

See in FI a few weeks ago Boeing were pushing for four hours.

8th Jul 2001, 10:09
....yes, and well done to the Engineering crew too !