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737 emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport

Old 2nd Jul 2019, 00:12
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737 emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport

https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/...problem-594268


Israeli fighters meet aircraft in the air to inspect damages. Full emergency declared by airport. Luckily all was OK.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/passen...n-tire-pickle/
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Looks like they are using slim-line engines to enhance ground clearance
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And Airbus-type winglets.
Fortunately they missed the school and the old folks home!!!!
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Hey, if anything goes wrong, it must be a 737, or at least a Boeing
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At least they didn't say it was an Electra.
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Originally Posted by tdracer
Hey, if anything goes wrong, it must be a 737, or at least a Boeing
Well TD it (tyre burst on TO) happened to me on an MD-80...
Also tried to get fighters for a buddy check (as there was collateral damage to L engine, hydraulics and gear down indicator too) but they could only offer me a Fokker Friendship - with pax on board... This assistance we thankfully declined.
Fortunately no smart phones or Facebook in those days but some nice letters afterwards.
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Originally Posted by tdracer
Hey, if anything goes wrong, it must be a 737, or at least a Boeing
As indeed it was, on this occasion. B734 operating for Arkia.

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Surprisingly no mention of MCAS.
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ďThe landing itself was really clean, as if an Israeli Air Force pilot did it. There was applause and singing,Ē one passenger told Ynet.

I guess you non Israeli AF pilots aren't so good then

Hard hat, flak jacket and door closed on my way out
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Originally Posted by Rodney Rotorslap
At least they didn't say it was an Electra.
No, that one is here:

Electra wheels up in Canada
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Another flat tire.


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Originally Posted by Airbubba
Another flat tire.


Good pic Bubba - but itís not flat - itís burst and that means pieces fly off in all directions. Even on the 737 tyre bursts have caused pieces to enter the intake...
They might well have had additional problems
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and that means pieces fly off in all directions.
Including, presumably, the inner MLG door, which attaches to the horizontal rod visible above the wheel, and which in the photo is notable by its absence.
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If you blow a tire on T/O, is it then normal to retract the gear, continue to destination and then declare an emergency?

In my book they should have kept the gear hanging to preclude further damage on retraction, burn some fuel, get inspected by alert fighters if possible, and land at the nearest suitable field. Or did they not know the tire had burst? Apparently the pax noticed...

Am I missing something?
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
As indeed it was, on this occasion. B734 operating for Arkia.
Fair enough - the photo in the linked article clearly wasn't a 737. Although given the current state of what used to be known as journalism, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised...
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Originally Posted by F-16GUY
If you blow a tire on T/O, is it then normal to retract the gear, continue to destination and then declare an emergency?

In my book they should have kept the gear hanging to preclude further damage on retraction, burn some fuel, get inspected by alert fighters if possible, and land at the nearest suitable field. Or did they not know the tire had burst? Apparently the pax noticed...

Am I missing something?
Here's a link to a discussion on this forum of that very topic: Tyre/wheel damage, retract the landing gear?


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Originally Posted by tdracer
Fair enough - the photo in the linked article clearly wasn't a 737. Although given the current state of what used to be known as journalism, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised...
To be fair to the journos (on this occasion at least), the Jerusalem Post photo was simply captioned "A plane of Electra Airways. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)".

However the Times of Israel article (second of the OP's links) did show a photo of the aftermath of the incident, and the aircraft involved.
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Originally Posted by Bonzo777
https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/...problem-594268


Israeli fighters meet aircraft in the air to inspect damages. Full emergency declared by airport. Luckily all was OK.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/passen...n-tire-pickle/
From that last link...

On the ground, some 100 ambulances and emergency crews assembled...
100 ambulances? I guess they were expecting the worst.

Edit: Just seen the video, maybe they did send 100.
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They closed the

runway at CGN for a while until all the debris had been collected. Might have been a little more than just a burst tire.
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Originally Posted by eagleflyer
They closed the runway at CGN for a while until all the debris had been collected. Might have been a little more than just a burst tire.
Including, presumably, the inner gear door.
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