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Old 28th Jan 2003, 08:56
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easyJet Incident At Liverpool

Does anyone have any information on what happened this morning ?
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Old 28th Jan 2003, 09:17
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No story here

BBC reports altimeter discrepancy in flight (Shock horror!) Aircraft landed safely and on schedule...........
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Old 28th Jan 2003, 09:24
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BBC Report

A Liverpool-bound plane carrying 47 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing after its instruments failed.

The easyJet flight, from Belfast, reported a malfunction on its altimeters just after 0700 GMT on Tuesday.

The pilot held the Boeing 737 at the same height, before the equipment failure resolved itself.

However, as a precaution, he continued following the emergency procedure and landed the plane at its scheduled time of 0735 GMT.

Robin Tudor, business services manager at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, said the plane landed "normally and nobody was hurt.

"There was a discrepancy between the altimeter readings, but the problem rectified itself," he said.

"The pilot followed standard procedures by making an emergency landing.

"The passengers will have known what was happening as it is policy to keep them informed."

The emergency landing took place just two hours before firefighters walked out on a 48-hour strike at 0900 GMT.

However, Mr Tudor said the industrial action would have had no impact on airport safety.

He said: "We have our own fire service and they are fully trained.

"Municipal firefighters are only there to provide back-up, for example by ferrying water to us if we ran low.

"On a strike day we increase our own fire service personnel and bring out a large water tanker."

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Old 28th Jan 2003, 14:35
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Give the boys a medal and a week off.
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Old 28th Jan 2003, 17:08
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With just 47 passengers it was hardly worth taking off in the first place.
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Old 28th Jan 2003, 18:09
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The media's use of the term "Emergency landing" in cases like this must damage the reputation on an airline. Perhaps airlines should threaten to take them to court for damages unless thay start using the term "Precautionary landing" or similar
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Old 29th Jan 2003, 09:38
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True,

but how many viewers/readers/listeners does the term "Precautionary landing" attract ?
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Exactly Finman! But what happens instead: They ground the captain. Long live the "No blame culture"
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Old 30th Jan 2003, 10:24
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standard easy procedure.
Im surprised its not in the ops manual!
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Was he grounded then?
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Bet he won't forget to set 1013mb again...
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Old 31st Jan 2003, 22:11
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I think the pilot declared a mayday/pan when transferred to Liverpool Approach, so maybe it was more than just an altimeter problem. Still, would not have liked to be in cloud, knowing there is fairly high terrain nearby and not be sure at what level I was flying!!
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