Aircraft Incidents

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A British airways 777-200 on flight BA2276 from Las Vegas to London has erupted in flames on the runway more news coming soon...
(09 Sep 2015, 6:52 am)NK53 TKT Wrote: A British airways 777-200 on flight BA2252 from Las Vegas to London has erupted in flames on the runway more news coming soon...

No Fatalities
(09 Sep 2015, 7:03 am)NK53 TKT Wrote: No Fatalities

G-VIIO.

Write up from the BA source.

http://www.thebasource.com/british-airwa...-and-fire/

Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL/G-ZBKL

Been a devastating air crash in Egypt this morning, north of Sharm-el-Sheikh, all 224 passengers on board Kogylymavia flight 9268 from Sharm-el-Sheikh to St Petersburg Pulkovo airport.
This concerns me as I was in Sharm at Easter and I am supposed to be going back in July 2016. There probably will not be an answer unless the BEA join the investigation team.
R.I.P
(31 Oct 2015, 2:29 pm)NK53 TKT Wrote: Been a devastating air crash in Egypt this morning, north of Sharm-el-Sheikh, all 224 passengers on board Kogylymavia flight 9268 from Sharm-el-Sheikh to St Petersburg Pulkovo airport.
This concerns me as I was in Sharm at Easter and I am supposed to be going back in July 2016. There probably will not be an answer unless the BEA join the investigation team.
R.I.P

Update:

At least 100 victims, many of whom were still strapped to their seats, have been pulled from the wreckage of the Russian passenger plane which crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, rescue officials say.

So sad. R.I.P.
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.
(31 Oct 2015, 2:29 pm)NK53 TKT Wrote: Been a devastating air crash in Egypt this morning, north of Sharm-el-Sheikh, all 224 passengers on board Kogylymavia flight 9268 from Sharm-el-Sheikh to St Petersburg Pulkovo airport.
This concerns me as I was in Sharm at Easter and I am supposed to be going back in July 2016. There probably will not be an answer unless the BEA join the investigation team.
R.I.P

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kogalymavia_Flight_9268  Sad
(31 Oct 2015, 2:31 pm)Michael Wrote: Update:

At least 100 victims, many of whom were still strapped to their seats, have been pulled from the wreckage of the Russian passenger plane which crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, rescue officials say.

So sad. R.I.P.

Very, very sad the plane is an A321, I believe this is the types first crash, I was last on G-TCDC of Thomas Cook in 2014
(31 Oct 2015, 2:33 pm)NK53 TKT Wrote: Very, very sad the plane is an A321, I believe this is the types first crash, I was last on G-TCDC of Thomas Cook in 2014

I love the A321. I've flown on 4 of BA's fleet and I much prefer them to the A320/A319. Seem 'more' of an aircraft, so to speak.

That aside, what a tragic event. It seems to be a leased aircraft from Ireland. There's rumors on the net (airliners.net forum) that the pilot wanted to make a landing at Cairo due to 'engine difficulties'. 

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums...n/6536452/

Jump to post 57. It'll be interesting to see what transpires. 

I've flown with Rossiya (now owned by Aeroflot) on one of their A319s. I had a Russian-registered one when I flew St Petersburg - Amsterdam on a KLM codeshare. This was the year when there was a few Russian aviation incidents, including the one involving Lokomotiv Yaroslavl' and their hockey team. The service onboard, the age of the aircraft and just general appearance did not give me a good feel for Russian aviation. Needless to say, when I go back nowadays to LED or DME, I fly BA.
(31 Oct 2015, 3:03 pm)8222 Wrote: I love the A321. I've flown on 4 of BA's fleet and I much prefer them to the A320/A319. Seem 'more' of an aircraft, so to speak.

That aside, what a tragic event. It seems to be a leased aircraft from Ireland. There's rumors on the net (airliners.net forum) that the pilot wanted to make a landing at Cairo due to 'engine difficulties'. 

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums...n/6536452/

Jump to post 57. It'll be interesting to see what transpires. 

I've flown with Rossiya (now owned by Aeroflot) on one of their A319s. I had a Russian-registered one when I flew St Petersburg - Amsterdam on a KLM codeshare. This was the year when there was a few Russian aviation incidents, including the one involving Lokomotiv Yaroslavl' and their hockey team. The service onboard, the age of the aircraft and just general appearance did not give me a good feel for Russian aviation. Needless to say, when I go back nowadays to LED or DME, I fly BA.

I think what's also interesting is that there's a lot of Irish-leased aircraft operating in Russia. The likes of Transaero, Rossiya and this airline all fly them. I wonder if it was a dry/damp/wet lease agreement.
(31 Oct 2015, 2:33 pm)NK53 TKT Wrote: Very, very sad the plane is an A321, I believe this is the types first crash, I was last on G-TCDC of Thomas Cook in 2014

I think there's been a few fatalities on an Air Blue A321 that downed a few years back.
(31 Oct 2015, 3:03 pm)8222 Wrote: I love the A321. I've flown on 4 of BA's fleet and I much prefer them to the A320/A319. Seem 'more' of an aircraft, so to speak.

That aside, what a tragic event. It seems to be a leased aircraft from Ireland. There's rumors on the net (airliners.net forum) that the pilot wanted to make a landing at Cairo due to 'engine difficulties'. 

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums...n/6536452/

Jump to post 57. It'll be interesting to see what transpires. 

I've flown with Rossiya (now owned by Aeroflot) on one of their A319s. I had a Russian-registered one when I flew St Petersburg - Amsterdam on a KLM codeshare. This was the year when there was a few Russian aviation incidents, including the one involving Lokomotiv Yaroslavl' and their hockey team. The service onboard, the age of the aircraft and just general appearance did not give me a good feel for Russian aviation. Needless to say, when I go back nowadays to LED or DME, I fly BA.
Never been to Russia, but the Thomas Cook ones I have been (G-TCDC and G-TCDF) on were great
(31 Oct 2015, 3:05 pm)8222 Wrote: I think what's also interesting is that there's a lot of Irish-leased aircraft operating in Russia. The likes of Transaero, Rossiya and this airline all fly them. I wonder if it was a dry/damp/wet lease agreement.

Many are Irish, many also with Metrojet, the Russian TUI
I wonder what lease it was on too
(31 Oct 2015, 3:47 pm)NK53 TKT Wrote: Many are Irish, many also with Metrojet, the Russian TUI
I wonder what lease it was on too

That, and who does the MX on it. It must have been an early model as it was 18 year old.
In crash scene pictures it shows many ambulances, none to pick up the injured sadly ;-(
93 knots is too slow for an Airbus A321 at FL280
Isis' Sinai Province has 'claimed responsibility' for the crash, however Moscow and Cairo dispute the claims.
(31 Oct 2015, 11:41 pm)NK53 TKT Wrote: 93 knots is too slow for an Airbus A321 at FL280

You're edging on a stall at that speed. You want to be pitching down to get glide speed as per the US Airways A320 that landed on the Hudson. Any slight upward movement would have stalled at that speed.
(01 Nov 2015, 1:00 am)Simmy Wrote: Isis' Sinai Province has 'claimed responsibility' for the crash, however Moscow and Cairo dispute the claims.
My first toughts on this was a so-called Islamic State North Sinai revenge attack in retaliation for bombing IS positions in Syria, guess we will have to wait and see what an investigation comes up with
If you read through the full thread on PPRuNe (which is a forum with many thousands of pilots on) it seems almost certain that the aircraft broke apart in mid air. This could be caused by a missile strike, however it could also be caused by some catastrophic failure... This airframe did suffer a tail strike back in 2004, in Cairo ironically, which could be a point to look at, if this has caused some fatigue that has eventually failed.
It will be interesting to see what the investigators find
(01 Nov 2015, 10:31 am)tyresmoke Wrote: If you read through the full thread on PPRuNe (which is a forum with many thousands of pilots on) it seems almost certain that the aircraft broke apart in mid air. This could be caused by a missile strike, however it could also be caused by some catastrophic failure... This airframe did suffer a tail strike back in 2004, in Cairo ironically, which could be a point to look at, if this has caused some fatigue that has eventually failed.
It will be interesting to see what the investigators find

Yes
But no offence to anyone.
According to previous investigations the Russians will lie and Egypt will blame Russia