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Jet Airways- 7 approaches - lands with 270kg fuel

Old 23rd Aug 2015, 19:21
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How much fuel do they normally carry ? Do they actually carry a reserve

Accident: Air India A320 at Jaipur on Jan 5th 2014, runway excursion on emergency landing
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Old 25th Aug 2015, 14:17
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Weather conditions in S. India during monsoon season are vicious, weird that they didn't carry more fuel from Doha.

@Black Pudding: that was because of fog in DEL, which is a thing of the past for better equipped/crewed aircraft, that A320 probably didn't have the required IIIb equipment or crew on board.
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 06:27
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Always take minimum fuel! The office 'pilots' will be proud of you, and will fondly remember you with a big smirk on their faces whilst counting their bonus!
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 06:54
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Originally Posted by oliver2002
weird that they didn't carry more fuel from Doha.
How many approaches should they have planned for, at how many airports?
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 07:16
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Enough to divert to Chennai?
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 09:03
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I'll be generous. The weather as reported by Aviation Herald was unremarkable at both locations. But this crew didn't see enough to land. Idiots land when they can't see enough; proper pilots go-around. So what was the real weather?

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Old 26th Aug 2015, 09:35
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Chennai or not ?

Indian "media" relaying India DGCA told they had Bangalore as the planned alternate (flight plan and ad-hoc fuel on board)

Look at a map, Chennai is rather further than Bangalore from Kochin.
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 14:47
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Lucky boys

I am reluctant to condemn these guys without having the full story.

Having experienced a bad night I know how things can build up. We landed on the fumes once after en route winds, general weather forecast plus fog forecasts were all wrong (over Europe). The landing was off approach number 2 at an airport forecast to be out but wasn't when our destination and alternates, which were forecast to be OK, were all out.

We also had a major technical problem during go around from approach no1 and after some frantic activity, and increased pulse rate, landed on limits, but it clamped seconds later and we needed a follow me to exit the runway area.

We followed the rules but it was one of those nights; I'm glad they got away with it.
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