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Old 1st Dec 2017, 18:16   #1 (permalink)
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AN-22 Manchester

This lovely aircraft is doing the rounds again and touched down in Manchester today Anyone see or hear it ?

Antonov AN-22 lands at Manchester Airport | Daily Mail Online
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Great news indeed. Ten years since I last saw it. The noise is unforgetable.
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Just watched a video of it on a 4 mile final with full sound. Great stuff.
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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 09:31   #4 (permalink)
 
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This lovely aircraft is doing the rounds again and touched down in Manchester today Anyone see or hear it ?

Antonov AN-22 lands at Manchester Airport | Daily Mail Online
Heard it descending into Man when it was overhead Newcastle. Very distinct sound but at the time was unable to get a visual confirmation due to cloud cover and line of sight.

Shame, might get it on the way back.
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I was out walking in the woods near Northwich. Beautiful morning, heard it then saw it. Very nice. From nine miles away I heard it land (selection of ground idle/reverse/beta or Russian equivalent).

Made my morning.
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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 18:58   #6 (permalink)
 
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Here's a few. As soon as I heard it was due in I got a flight booked, well worth the trip from Southampton and my first visit to Manchester airport.
Also saw a Lufthansa 747 landing which was a emergency divert, I think due to medical grounds.
[IMG]An-22 about to land at MAN - Copy by Jason Evans, on Flickr[/IMG]

An-22 seconds before touchdown by Jason Evans, on Flickr

An-22 at MAN smoking tires by Jason Evans, on Flickr

Aircraft giants at MAN by Jason Evans, on Flickr

An-22 almost head on crop by Jason Evans, on Flickr

An-22 taxiing at MAN 2 by Jason Evans, on Flickr

An-22 with Trident 3 and Nimrod tails at MAN - Copy by Jason Evans, on Flickr

An-22 take off at MAN by Jason Evans, on Flickr

Farewell Antheus by Jason Evans, on Flickr
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I went to the south side, opposite the terminals, to get some photos and see it for the first time. It was very impressive with a unique sound, unlike any other aircraft I have every heard.

It was taking an A330 engine out to Cuba for TC after G-OMYT went tec. It is due back in MAN again on Wednesday, presumably with the damaged engine and associated equipment required for the change.

Reports suggest that it was a pretty scary failure.

Thomas Cook passengers told they?re ?lucky to be alive? after plane engine explodes on Cuba-Manchester flight | The Independent
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Reports suggest that it was a pretty scary failure.
Well some do.

But several of the comments on the article, from passengers on the flight, suggest that it wasn't nearly as dramatic as was reported.

This is the engine that supposedly "exploded", after the event:

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It's becoming a jinxed aircraft.

Incident Thomas Cook A332 at Holguin on Nov 27th 2017, rejected takeoff due to engine failure
Incident Thomas Cook A332 at Los Angeles on Aug 26th 2017, rejected takeoff due to engine failure
Incident Thomas Cook A332 at Manchester on Apr 15th 2017, suspected fuel leak
Incident Thomas Cook A332 at Manchester on Jun 24th 2013, rejected takeoff
Incident Thomas Cook A332 near Belfast on Nov 17th 2012, engine shut down in flight
Incident Thomas Cook A332 near Shannon on Nov 9th 2012, engine malfunction
Incident Thomas Cook A332 over Atlantic on Oct 26th 2012, engine shut down in flight
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Jayviator... Phenomenal pics of a phenomenal aircraft. Hope it comes to the UK more often.
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Old 3rd Dec 2017, 10:08   #11 (permalink)
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Amen to that...
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Old 3rd Dec 2017, 11:42   #12 (permalink)
 
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It's becoming a jinxed aircraft.

Incident Thomas Cook A332 at Holguin on Nov 27th 2017, rejected takeoff due to engine failure
Incident Thomas Cook A332 at Los Angeles on Aug 26th 2017, rejected takeoff due to engine failure
Incident Thomas Cook A332 at Manchester on Apr 15th 2017, suspected fuel leak
Incident Thomas Cook A332 at Manchester on Jun 24th 2013, rejected takeoff
Incident Thomas Cook A332 near Belfast on Nov 17th 2012, engine shut down in flight
Incident Thomas Cook A332 near Shannon on Nov 9th 2012, engine malfunction
Incident Thomas Cook A332 over Atlantic on Oct 26th 2012, engine shut down in flight
Six incidents in five years (the April 2017 event involved a different aircraft) doesn't seem excessive.
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More like a trend but was it always the same engine or not. Ideally, someone should be asking questions and getting answers. But will that happen in this day and age when profits are normally the primary concern.
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She's just returned approx 1820.
Due to depart 1100 (local) tomorrow.
Sounds just like the TU-114s used to do routing Moscow-Montreal direct when they ran across blue one to Wallasey then red three to Belfast, they often ran north of dogger to pass closer to fylingdale.
Jason,Some awesome photos thanks.
Be lucky
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 09:26   #15 (permalink)
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Should be 'interesting' in the winds for the pilots today. Also the weather should make for some moody shots for anyone who braves the mound at Manchester this morning. Ears to the ready!
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She's just returned approx 1820.
Due to depart 1100 (local) tomorrow.

David
Did she manage to get away??


Edit. Just checked FR24, took off at 11.30(ish)
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