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Thomson Full Evac @ STN

Old 22nd Oct 2006, 08:49
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Thomson Full Evac @ STN

0830Z.
Just witnessed a full evacuation of a Thomson 757 at STN after landing RWY23. Reason unknown at this time. Nil obvious smoke etc .All pax off but one poor guy as witnessed through binocluars went down head first! Hope he's ok. STN currently closed for ARR/DEP
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Old 22nd Oct 2006, 09:12
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Aircraft now being towed from link 'L' to terminal area, still with chutes deployed and a fireman walking at each door holding the chute off the ground. Thats a long walk! Runway re-open at 0905Z.
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Old 22nd Oct 2006, 10:58
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update

A Newcastle based 757-200 arrived at London Stansted at 09:35 local on runway 23, and was ordered by the captain to deploy the chutes. the reason for the evac has still not be assatained.

All passengers have now been placed in international departures and is awaiting another aircraft to continue their journey to Larnaca however there were no injuries reported.

Thomson and the pilots were still on a conference call at 11:50 local.

More information as it happens.

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Old 22nd Oct 2006, 11:27
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MORE INFORMATION:

Flight Number: TOM2807 from Newcastle - Larnaca

Aircraft: G-BYAO B757-200

Reason For Divert: Haze In Cabin

ThomsonFly are now looking for a spare aircraft within their fleet to take these passenger on to their destination.

All information as in my previous post.

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Old 22nd Oct 2006, 12:48
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And on BBC News - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/essex/6074858.stm

Safely down, pax safe. Good job.

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Old 22nd Oct 2006, 14:21
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Originally Posted by VFR Transit View Post
All passengers have now been placed in international departures ....
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Having been held for some considerable time in the 'Cow-shed'......
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Old 23rd Oct 2006, 10:33
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Head first?
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Old 23rd Oct 2006, 11:06
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From the Beeb story:

A Thomson spokeswoman told the BBC a couple of people suffered minor friction burns from using the chute, but there were no major injuries.

I note how they made sure they included the 'from the chute' bit...
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Old 23rd Oct 2006, 12:22
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From the horses mouth:

"Smoke (blue haze) noticed shortly after TOC from NCL by cabin crew. Captain informed and he personally had a look. Retuned to flight deck and started to consider options (get wx poss airports etc). Then told by cabin crew smoke was getting worse and pax upset.

Took decision to divert to STN. During descent smoke started to enter flight deck and O2 donned. After landing and considering a long taxi in with pax increasingly upset and smoke getting worse captain decided to evac".

It was assummed to be engine Oil burning and entering ducting.
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Old 23rd Oct 2006, 16:06
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Originally Posted by Flightmech View Post
0830Z.
Just witnessed a full evacuation of a Thomson 757 at STN after landing RWY23. Reason unknown at this time. Nil obvious smoke etc .All pax off but one poor guy as witnessed through binocluars went down head first! Hope he's ok. STN currently closed for ARR/DEP
Not wanting to pull anyones tail on this, but is there a difference between a full evacuation and an evacuation?

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Old 23rd Oct 2006, 16:19
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Full evac is where you have to get off the aircraft at the crews direction

An evac that is not full is optional as to wether or not you leave.
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Old 23rd Oct 2006, 16:47
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Originally Posted by Ontariotech View Post
Full evac is where you have to get off the aircraft at the crews direction

An evac that is not full is optional as to wether or not you leave.
Would that be an expert opinion?

I love the idea of having a bit of a debate about evacuating or not, at pax discretion.
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Old 23rd Oct 2006, 17:29
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A long-term investigation into Organo Phosphate oil contamination and poisoning due to failed RB211-535-E4 seals is currently underway by BALPA. I noticed with interest the registration of the particular airframe.

I can remember a similar incident where we needed to wipe the oil smears off the instruments. 40 minutes after landing, the eng said he still saw a thick fog of blue fumes when he entered the flightdeck. If anyone knows the names of the crew involved then can they suggest that they contact Tristan Lorraine at BALPA about the blood tests. I was as sick as a dog for a week after the event.
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Old 23rd Oct 2006, 17:57
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I think you will find that the 'long term' investigation by BALPA was a bit too long term for most people to bear.

As a matter of fact and for some very good reasons, the BALPA Quality Expert is no longer at BALPA.

Just for the record.

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Old 23rd Oct 2006, 18:55
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G-BYAO of Thomsonfly

hey everyone, G-BYAO had a emergency landing at NEMA about 2 weeks ago, as the engine was making a vibrating noise and there was smoke in the cabin, maybe the same kind of thing, if so i think that aircraft needs work dont u agree.
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Old 23rd Oct 2006, 22:24
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Thumbs up Well done Tom crew

Well done Tom crew, they earned their on that sector.
Very glad everyone is safe - the investigators can research the cause
at their leisure but you can't replace the crew & pax.
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Old 24th Oct 2006, 08:27
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Global Cabin Air Quality Executive - now run by IPA/IPF since BALPA has withdrawn gradually from the subject. 1st meeting was at Gatwick on 5&6 OCt 2006. Next one is 7/8 March 2007. See www.ipapilot.com

Glad these chaps made a successful recovery into STN and got the pax out asap. Well done!
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Old 24th Oct 2006, 12:49
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Thumbs down

"Captain informed and he personally had a look. Retuned to flight deck ...."

I hope that part of the rumour isn't true!

Glad to hear all got off OK.
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Old 24th Oct 2006, 13:46
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Thomson 757

Ermm.............just heard that a Thomson 757 has aborted take off at Stansted. A/c is safely sitting on taxiway all shut down with forward door open, fire brigade in attendance.
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Old 24th Oct 2006, 14:12
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easyprison,

Capt did have a look (spoke to him personally). Seems like a good idea to me, given the circumstances. If there was a thick black cloud and fire then maybe he would not leave the flight deck but as stated the cabin crew had only noticed a slight blue haze so well worth checking it out rather than diving for the deck.

Although i appreiate every instance if different.

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