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BMI Regional Flight

Old 5th Sep 2012, 16:48
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BMI Regional Flight

Hey Everyone, (First off, apologies if this is in the wrong place, I'm not quite sure!)

I'm curious to know about something what happened on my flight back from Hanover on 2nd Sept.

We were flying out on flight BA8159 at 20:50 from HAJ to LHR on an E145 jet. Just after everyone boarded, they announced a very minor technical issue had occurred, to resolve, they needed to completely de-power the aircraft and re-power it.

Literally all the lights went off, we could not see anything lit in the cockpit either. Everything was re-started and the issue was resolved.

Curious to know though, does anyone know what this type of fault might have been, I've never heard of it before?
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Old 5th Sep 2012, 20:46
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Its a computer with wings therefore most faults require a re boot i.e. unplug and start again.
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Old 6th Sep 2012, 19:28
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Happens occasionally with airbus a/c aswell.

Reboot and all is good.
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Old 6th Sep 2012, 19:52
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Even happens on ye olde Boeing. Switch it all off and on again. It scares the gremlins back to their hideouts for a little while. (changing power source sometimes does the same trick).
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Old 6th Sep 2012, 20:23
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I've had exactly that scenario when BA Connect and subsequently FlyBe were using that aircraft.

I seem to remember it on more than one occasion so it must be quite common. It did always seem to happen when we were on the ground though
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 13:02
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I'm not very familiar with the Embraer but on the Airbus some faults are "latched" meaning that the warnings remain even when the fault no longer exists. Could have been something like that.
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