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Laudamotion Evacuation at Stansted

Old 1st Mar 2019, 19:54
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Laudamotion Evacuation at Stansted

It appears that a Laudamotion A320 has put all the passengers down the chutes on to the Stansted runway after landing. no more details at this time but I am sure it will all become clear soon. obviously the airport is closed at the moment
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 20:02
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Aborted TO by the looks of things (twitter). Can't post a URL yet.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 20:24
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I saw it happen from my office window.

Huge yellow flame from the port side engine, lasted about 4 seconds, and then a large burst of white sparks, similar to when you see welding taking place, but they 'spat out' rather then fell out the back of the engine.

Looked like the aircraft moved a few feet before aborting, no real speed had built up at all.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 20:59
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Check out he history on FR24, did a flight on 26th, then did a non revenue service flight to Dusseldorf on 27th, went back to Vienna on non revenue flight on 1st March before starting to run in commercial service again which was the Vienna to Stansted leg.

Would be curious if some issue was identified earlier that was thought to be resolved but was not?
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 21:44
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Media reports sound like a surge on No 2 engine leading to a RTO. The usual handful of minor injuries during the evac.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 21:57
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AAIB have deployed a team
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 23:29
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Rev unlock or uncontained failure? I can't think why else only one clamshell would appear to be open.

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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 00:56
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[color=left=#000000]Looked like the aircraft moved a few feet before aborting, no real speed had built up at all. [/color]
Evacuation on the runway seems rather extreme for a low speed RTO - I wonder if there was more to it than an engine surge...
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 02:31
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I thought it was rather extreme that they waited 3 hours before reopening the runway (their only one):
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...borted-takeoff
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 02:44
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Originally Posted by wtsmg View Post
Rev unlock or uncontained failure? I can't think why else only one clamshell would appear to be open.

I think the top reverser door is open - hence the slightly distorted D. The lighting blends the door into the nacelle.

I guess this means that the TLs were still at REV IDLE when the masters were switched off.
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 08:37
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
Evacuation on the runway seems rather extreme for a low speed RTO - I wonder if there was more to it than an engine surge...
Yeh, I was wondering why too - interesting !
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 08:43
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Originally Posted by PastTense View Post
I thought it was rather extreme that they waited 3 hours before reopening the runway (their only one):
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...borted-takeoff
I don't think they were sitting doing nothing for 3 hours.
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 09:19
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Originally Posted by PastTense View Post
I thought it was rather extreme that they waited 3 hours before reopening the runway (their only one):
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...borted-takeoff
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I don't think they were sitting doing nothing for 3 hours.
Given the short duration of travel time, would they have kept it closed for AAIB to have a look??
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 09:53
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Saw photos shot soon after the EVAC showing scenes around the A320 and behind it, and on the runway looked like a load of bits and pieces - so did the engine cough out it's guts?
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 14:33
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There is a video on youtube in which it sounds like an engine or the APU is still running...shouldn‘t be the case if the FD initiated an Evac in my oppinion - or am I wrong here?
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Evac. with no fire and running engine ? - I am interested for the final report, dont wanna to spread sth around before, but I am sure Ryanair will have a detailed look into their new "baby" LaudaMotion specially after this.
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 16:04
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How : engine surge on take off roll

Grateful if someone here can explain to me (SLF) how can a engine surge happen during a take of roll ? After all, isn't there enough forward motion to ensure enough airflow into the engine intake ? Thank you.
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 16:11
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Originally Posted by austrian71 View Post
Evac. with no fire and running engine ? - I am interested for the final report, dont wanna to spread sth around before, but I am sure Ryanair will have a detailed look into their new "baby" LaudaMotion specially after this.
There is always the possibility that the cabin reported a visible engine fire (out the tailpipe) and a desire to evacuate immediately. The pilots would probably have secured the engine as soon as they stopped (EGT pegged)

I'm not sure that any of this is bad (in this case)
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 16:30
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Of course we are not sure who initiated the Evacuation.
In some Airlines (i.e. BA) Cabin Crew can initiate an Evacuation.
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