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AirFrance B777 diverted to LED

Old 25th Nov 2007, 16:00
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AirFrance B777 diverted to LED

Just reported in news Air France B777 enroute from Beijing to CDG diverted to LED/St.Petersburg due to engine problem. Landed OK.
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Old 26th Nov 2007, 13:00
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First record IFSD of a Boeing 777-300ER.
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Old 26th Nov 2007, 13:44
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AirFrance B777 diverted to LED

as far as i remmember it is the second time. same model had an IFSD one year ago during winter time. same air france model had to shut down an engine diverted to irkutsk.the companey send a new engine which was replaced under very unfavorable conditions..
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well it was a B777-200ER back then...
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Old 26th Nov 2007, 14:12
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Oh Dear..... How long to fix this one?
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Old 26th Nov 2007, 14:45
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I read it had already returned to Paris, but maybe that was a replacement aircraft?
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Old 26th Nov 2007, 21:34
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AF has changed their scheduled flight LED-CDG equipment from A320 to A340-300 same evening and took pax home with some 8 hours delay.
B773 is still there and needs an engine change, there are lots of damaged and partly missing blades as I've heard.
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Old 26th Nov 2007, 23:10
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http://lx-photos.livejournal.com/23827.html
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 09:16
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That guy who posted the photos has a great sense of humour:

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If some foreign people are here - text is in Russian. You may quickly learn it or only have a look at the pictures. In that case you will not miss anything interesting.
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 09:23
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That really doesn't look good at all.
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 09:49
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A 772, and almost 2 years ago already!

Looks like quite some damage... not good!
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 10:29
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Ooops

I hate to correct BOEING777X, but the 777-300ER/GE90-115B went the first 3 years of operation without an IFSD - which was outstanding, but now I have counted 5 (five) IFSD in the last 5 months. I guess the honeymoon is over!

Difficult to see what the primary cause of this failure might be, so many types failures could cause this sort of damage.

I guess the failure must have happened in cruise as well, which is unusual.

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Old 27th Nov 2007, 11:04
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Well when this happens the last thing you need is a journalist on board :
This morning Le Figaro has the following headline :

The fear of my life between Beijing and Paris !

Basically nothing serious , safe landing and replacement aircraft sent ( an A340 ) meant pax were landing in CDG 8,5 hours late .

For those who can read French here is the link : http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualites/20...ekin-paris.php
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well the french article says about the fear of one passenger like a bit dramatic situation but it does not seem a real emergency.

According to the picture from the russian newspaper's pictures, could some ice(also something on the leading edge).
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The damage to the leading edge of the horizontal stab is likely to have been caused by ejected parts of the failed turbine.

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Old 27th Nov 2007, 20:55
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Originally Posted by boeing_eng View Post
The damage to the leading edge of the horizontal stab is likely to have been caused by ejected parts of the failed turbine.
With the disclaimer that my Russian is far from perfect, but 'Sufferer', the author of the piece in the link posted by dvv, certainly seems to suggest that this the case.
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