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Air Transat - Hey pass that thing man!

Old 9th Sep 2001, 02:40
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We must have a Forum Barbeque when you pass the magic 3000 posts, and some sort of presentation (hopefully of your own server and website- long overdue). You cannot take the message that your over opinionated pontifications are going too far- keep your anti Americanisms and profanity to yourself! Not everybody wants to read your opinion on everything in aviation every day. Try going out with girls and switch that darn computer off!
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Not So Fantastic,

Thanks for your useful thoughts on this Airbus incident. Always nice to read a logical follow up....
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Old 9th Sep 2001, 15:22
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Look!...let's face facts...
The skipper will get the VC for the dead stick landing and...
The DCM for running out of fuel!
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My two cents worth:

1) Why use a glass, when the beer comes in its' own?

2) The cabin crew screaming at the pax? They were simply them doing their "shouted commands" after the brace signal came from the flight deck (You know, "put your head between your knees and kiss your arse goodbye!").

3) As for the rest, let's wait for the real facts and knock off the needless speculation. Yes, there's alot more to be known (where'd the fuel go?), but until we know what the investigators have determined from the recorders before they lost power (now there's a worthwhile discussion!), we can't possibly know what these pilots were up to.

Cheers, Scud
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Old 10th Sep 2001, 13:24
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The very brief report i've seen is that as the aircraft became unbalanced due to the fuel leak, the systems on the A330 pumped fuel from the tank without the leak to the tank with the leak to bring the aircraft back into balance - in short, the aircraft pumped itself dry!

I am amazed these guys got away with this, 8 tyres out of 10 burst on landing!! With the exception of the Azores, they were 1600km away from the nearest land...incredible story!
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Old 11th Sep 2001, 02:28
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For anybody who doubted the accuracy of my original post let me remind you to look at my profile and logically deduce where I work and why I would know this info before most others. Regardless of what happened he got the bird back safe with all the self loading cargo intact. Why did they deploy the slides if they knew they were out of fuel?
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Why did they deploy the slides if they knew they were out of fuel?
Just a shot in the dark here, but (a) they had know way of knowing whether the tires had stopped burning, (b) fuel isn't the only flammable substance on an aircraft and (c) anybody who's made it past the third class in PPL ground school knows there's a big difference between "no usable fuel" and "not a trace of fuel anywhere".
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Old 11th Sep 2001, 05:54
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"Pilot Who Saved 304 People Now Finds Heroism Tainted
The story of how a Canadian jet crossing the Atlantic survived disaster has changed into a tangle of missteps."

Here is the story from the NY Times, as reported by yahoo:
http://dai lynews.yahoo.com/h/nyt/20010910/ts/pilot_who_saved_304_people_now_finds_heroism_tainted_1.html

[ 11 September 2001: Message edited by: SK ]
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Old 11th Sep 2001, 06:43
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A little light humour

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Would the pilots have had any other indication of a fuel leak considering the location of the leak?
Other than a fuel imbalance, would they have had a high fuel flow indication, partial power loss, or loss of fuel pressure on the bad side?

BTW, good joke!
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