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Old 30th Apr 2007, 18:54
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Give it a 'Break' with your P.C correctness,
We should all be relieved that It was not as bad as it could have been!

And the CAA are 'perfect' are they - Remember Emerald Airways??
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 19:07
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See you at Man tomorrow around 12:25 when I bring in the "Queen of the skies" says Puff.

not if your carrying rubber dog sh@te.....

Anyway well done chaps.....btw pair of undies found in the staff car park!!
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 19:12
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Not for the first time, filled with admiration for the crew.
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 19:37
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757 MLW 89811kg.

Had the exact same thing happen to me (minus the birds, it was LZR turbulence at 1000ft and full power T/O plus Climb2 thrust due to reverser locked out.)
Half a dozen bangs with some yaw, EGT pegged at 912 (that is as far as it goes IIRC due to 912 being the highest Binary number the computer can cope with) and about 20+ mins to do checks, liase with ATC and agents plus have a nice cup of Tea.

My strongest memory of it (1999) was the absolute quiet as I walked out of the flightdeck door, after landing to get to door L2 before the seatbelt sign was switched off. Strong sensation of "all eyes watching me".

I thought I was going to be famous. A week later the Cardiff crew went off on a night flight to GRO and I was instantly forgotten.

(BTW, went to see B.N. over the weekend. Looks fine and is enjoying his retirement)
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 20:43
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...Funnily I have noted several Herons recently in the area.....
is this before or after?

Actually I don't believe for a minute that two, known specie birds were ingested into the engine.

On scene reports are notoriously inaccurate until/unless an expert from the manufacturer has examined the engines
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Old 1st May 2007, 02:01
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...Funnily I have noted several Herons recently in the area.....
I hope aircrew are not just noting the presence of birds on airfields & saying nothing, please report them so they can be dispersed, where I work we are always grateful for any report of birds, as a bird controller cannot always be in two places at once
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Old 1st May 2007, 10:47
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Actually I don't believe for a minute that two, known specie birds were ingested into the engine.
On scene reports are notoriously inaccurate until/unless an expert from the manufacturer has examined the engines
Got to disagree with you there.
Plenty of amateur ornithologists around EGCC.
There are always bits of feathers and wotnot wedged in the fan/outlet guide vanes etc and plenty of interested parties have a shufty as soon as it gets back to the gate, whether they be engineers, pilots, baggage handlers or bird-scarers , all have a good local knowledge too.
Well done to all involved very professional job.
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Old 1st May 2007, 15:11
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Great job crew, you just earned back your salaries tenfold!

Condolences to the families of the herons...
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Old 1st May 2007, 16:06
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Brilliant!
Now, anyone for roast chook or have the caterers beaten me to it?
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Old 1st May 2007, 16:35
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As a light aside, Selfloading, please check immediate preceding message before posting
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Old 1st May 2007, 19:32
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Yes Nov, have to admit I've had a few "admiration" moments of my own over the years...
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Old 2nd May 2007, 11:21
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I just loved the comment of the spotter "oh s**t"
An excellent video is on utube at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfXBK...elated&search=
which clearly shows one bird at about 30ft just after the rotate.
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Old 2nd May 2007, 11:44
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Excellent video though although I'm not sure about the legality of the ATC audio alongside.

Fair play to the crew - what an excellently professional job.
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Old 2nd May 2007, 18:05
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Excellent video though although I'm not sure about the legality of the ATC audio alongside.
While I can see that it's probably illegal at the moment, providing public version of this sort of event does give some insight into what's happening for a "routine" engine failure at a critical point in flight. I know the CVR gets vetted before any of it is made public now, after one notorious incident.

Interesting to see/hear the misfiring engine, useful to be aware of it all in case I'm ever sitting next to an engine doing similar tricks. Presumably the delay to shutdown is due to the crew doing everything in a set order.
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Old 3rd May 2007, 13:40
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Full ThomsonFly Mayday Vid

Text book stuff..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KhZwsYtNDE

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Old 3rd May 2007, 14:50
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Superb job. Well done.
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Old 3rd May 2007, 14:54
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Absolutely.
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Old 3rd May 2007, 14:56
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As SLF, this is why I am not afraid of flying with you guy's. Total professionalism, calmness and a great story for an after flight pint!!
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Old 3rd May 2007, 15:01
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Pure Professionals, Great Job.
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Old 3rd May 2007, 15:19
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SOP's for single engine failure

Can anyone tell me the SOP for single engine failure?

At what point, if any, would the autopilot be on, and would there be any autopilot assistance for a single engine landing or would this whole scenario have been manually flown?

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