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777-200 of Orenair diverted to PUJ

Old 11th Feb 2016, 08:00
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777-200 of Orenair diverted to PUJ

Media reports engine fire and emergency landing with evacuation.

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Old 11th Feb 2016, 08:37
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As Per FR24 blog:
#Orenair Flight 2554, which was scheduled to fly to the Russian capital of Moscow, declared an emergency after taking off from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Details about the emergency were not immediately known. (more)
Flight 2554, a Boeing 777 aircraft, took off from Punta Cana International Airport at 6:47 p.m. local time on Wednesday and was due to fly to Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow. It declared an emergency several minutes later.
Flight trackers showed that the aircraft climbed steadily during the first 7 minutes of the flight, until the aircraft changed its course back to the island and began to descend. It reached an altitude just under 4,000 feet at 7:01 p.m.
The aircraft made a safe emergency landing in Punta Cana at 7:24 p.m. local time, and there were no reports of any injuries. The cause of the emergency remains unknown but is believed to have been a mechanical problem.
It is also unknown how many people are on board the aircraft, but a Boeing 777 can carry several hundred passengers."

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Passengers report (in social media) engine fire, cabin smoke. Oxy masks were not deployed. Evacuation was safe (lot of paxes have time to take their overhead luggage etc. as usual). Some sources reports nose gear fire at landing. There was 351 pax and 20 crew on board.
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Old 11th Feb 2016, 14:17
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I wonder what the flotsam and jetsam laying on the tarmac is
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Old 11th Feb 2016, 14:55
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I wonder what the flotsam and jetsam laying on the tarmac is
Looks like mostly shoes and other passenger related stuff. It is the bottom of a slide after all.
That and a couple of fire hoses.
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Old 11th Feb 2016, 16:41
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351 pax and 20 crew... That's a lot of people on a -200.
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Old 13th Feb 2016, 02:01
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Strange resemblance to Oceanic flight 815.
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Old 13th Feb 2016, 02:07
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That's the procedure to get the plane back in the air after an overweight landing?
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According to the seat plan diagram this 777 has had a 707, 727 or 737 nose section grafted onto it...
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Old 13th Feb 2016, 10:46
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No mention of how long runway closure was. PUJ busy tourist destination. Fortunately for a Caribbean island it has a few other airports to dive into for the incoming.
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Old 13th Feb 2016, 12:32
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No mention of how long runway closure was.
Afaik there was none, plane taxied somewhere safely after landing and only then evacuation begins.
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Old 13th Feb 2016, 12:49
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"I've got a good idea, after this emergency landing that we will have to evacuate over, let's taxi off the runway and find somewhere to park up first"

Not with me in the flight deck you wouldn't! More like " let's stop as fast as possible, get straight on with securing the situation and then crack on with the evacuation checklist"
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Originally Posted by Johnny [email protected] Pants View Post

Not with me in the flight deck you wouldn't! More like " let's stop as fast as possible, get straight on with securing the situation and then crack on with the evacuation checklist"
Sorry, I was wrong. Plane was evacuated mid-runway. Just checked Cptn interview.

PS: He also said that he is very grateful to paxes and the crew. "It was better than at drills, fast and effective."
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Iron Duck - According to the seat plan diagram this 777 has had a 707, 727 or 737 nose section grafted onto it...

I understand the 777 utilises the 767 nose structure.

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Old 14th Feb 2016, 05:17
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RL.
Iron Duck is referring to the cockpit window arrangement which is reminiscent of the B-707/727 and early model 737.
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Originally Posted by Kulverstukas
Plane was evacuated mid-runway. Just checked Cptn interview.
me thinks, plane was evacuated on a twy (as in blue edge lights, yellow edge markings....)
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Old 14th Feb 2016, 14:10
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Nothing wrong with a taxiway evacuation, depending on the actual situation and assessment.

There might have been a need for expedited debarkation, but in PUJ, things are sometimes not up to speed, so an organized evacuation via slides once the aircraft has been brought to a halt and secured is indeed maybe not such a bad idea.
Once again: depending on actual situation.

Seems some Brits are always the first to criticize anything Russian.
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us - yes agree with the similarity. The 777 uses the same section 41 (nose to rear of cockpit windows) as the 767. This saved the 777 development program separate testing of a new cockpit structure for bird strike etc.
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