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Mechanic warned Air Transat that the 330 was not ready to fly

Old 6th Sep 2001, 20:02
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According to Ananova:


Airline fined after transatlantic glide

The Canadian airline whose Airbus lost power while on a transatlantic flight and had to glide to an emergency landing on the Azores islands has been fined 120,000.

The Air Transat Airbus 330, with more than 304 people on board, glided for almost 20 minutes, descending more than 30,000 feet.

It then made an emergency landing and eleven people were injured.

Canadian Transport Minister David Collenette said Air Transat was fined for improper maintenance on the jet, which had an engine replaced five days before the problem on the Toronto-Lisbon flight.

Specifically, the airline put the plane back into service without following required procedures, Collenette said.

Air Transat said the replacement engine installed on the plane was missing the hydraulic pump, and mechanics used one from a different model.

Story filed: 16:55 Thursday 6th September 2001
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