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Saudi B-777 aircraft forced to make precautionary landing in Athens

Old 14th Apr 2011, 17:48
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Saudi B-777 aircraft forced to make precautionary landing in Athens

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ekathimerini.com | Saudi aircraft forced to land in Athens


Fire on plane hurts none of crew or passengers; police probe cause


A fire on an aircraft bound for Saudi Arabia obliged its pilots to make an emergency landing at Athens airport
An aircraft that had been en route to Saudi Arabia from the US was forced to land at Athens International Airport on Thursday after a fire broke out on board.
The Hellenic Air Force dispatched two Mirage bombers to escort the Saudi Arabian Airlines aircraft to the capitalís airport.
According to the pilot and co-pilot, the fire broke out in the planeís baggage storage area while the aircraft was in Greek air space.
No harm came to any of the 240 passengers and crew aboard the Saudi Arabian Airlines flight, according to sources who said that the cause of the fire was being investigated.
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Old 16th Apr 2011, 03:26
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More lithium batteries, I suspect.....
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Old 16th Apr 2011, 04:34
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Possibly dusty Pakistani rugs?
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Old 16th Apr 2011, 11:10
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Or probably an incorrect reading in the cockpit due to a faulty sensor.......
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Old 16th Apr 2011, 11:50
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The Hellenic Air Force dispatched two Mirage bombers
Marcel won't be too happy about that!
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Old 16th Apr 2011, 14:46
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There goes the Greek buget.
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Old 16th Apr 2011, 19:00
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They allow Saudia to fly into the States???????
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Old 16th Apr 2011, 19:25
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Have for years.....
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Old 16th Apr 2011, 19:34
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amazing....


Guess you need to import it, if you cant grow it fast enough at home...or would this be a case of exporting it?
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Old 16th Apr 2011, 20:17
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Saudia B772 near Athens

Incident: Saudia B772 near Athens on Apr 14th 2011, cargo fire alert

Dry ice or simple nothing

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