AVCANADA

It is currently Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:29 pm

All times are UTC-07:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:57 am 
Offline
Rank (9)
Rank (9)

Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:51 am
Posts: 1946
Location: YUL
http://www.torontosun.com/2017/07/17/air-canada-planes-tire-explodes-on-takeoff-causing-travel-chaos-at-london-gatwick-airport

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/07/17/air-canada-plane-blows-a-tire-shuts-down-london-gatwick-airport_a_23034023/

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ac1925#e1f948d

According to Flightdardar24, ROU1925 took off from LGW at 1207Z, climbed to a maximum altitude of 7000 feet, was radar vectored South of LGW for close to an hour, declared an emergency around 1300Z and landed back in LGW at 1320.

It was in the air 1 hour and 13 minutes.

Gatwicks single runway was closed a first time for inspection from 1216 to 1245 and then for a second time for a very long time after ROU1925 came back to land and stayed on the runway. This created major disruptions for other airlines.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4706480/Gatwick-chaos-continues-flights-cancelled.html

All flights were still not back to normal this morning.....

Alpha taxiway, parallel to LGW's single 08/26 runway, can be used as backup runway, but I do do think this could be done as long as the Air Canada Rouge 767 was parked on the regular runway. So it was likely of little relief during the time the 767 was occupying the main runway and the airport was essentillay shut down during this time.

From Wikipedia:

Quote:
Gatwick Airport (also known as London Gatwick (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK) is a major international airport in south-east England, 29.5 miles (47.5 km) south of Central London and 2.7 nautical miles (5.0 km; 3.1 mi) north of Crawley. It is the second-busiest airport by total passenger traffic in the United Kingdom, after London Heathrow. Gatwick is the eighth-busiest airport in Europe. Until 2016, it was the busiest single-use runway airport in the world before being overtaken by Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.


_________________
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/gQ_gr ... -h207-p-no


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:51 am 
Offline
Rank 4
Rank 4
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:56 pm
Posts: 237
Weird they wouldn't just go to some other airport with multiple runways instead of shutting down Gatwick.


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:49 am 
Offline
Rank (9)
Rank (9)

Joined: Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:32 am
Posts: 1363
Jean-Pierre wrote:
Weird they wouldn't just go to some other airport with multiple runways instead of shutting down Gatwick.


perhaps its where they took off from so much easier to re-accom the pax? Personally for something that isn't a safety issue eg an item that doesn't require us to get on the ground immediately I will talk to company and ask them where they would like us to go.



Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:26 am 
Online
Top Poster
Top Poster

Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:47 pm
Posts: 5904
Location: Part of the "me, me, me" crowd, and loving every second of it.
Why wouldn't they continue to their destination? Is an immediate landing any safer than one when the fuel load is lighter? And there would be hours to build in runway unavailability into ATC routings and arrival rates.

Potential problems raising the undercarriage? What are the issues? Educate me, someone.


_________________
Control the horizon, control the airplane


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:17 pm 
Offline
Rank 7
Rank 7

Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:27 am
Posts: 510
I'm not a 767 expert, or an expert on widebody flying in the slightest, but I imagine the middle of the Atlantic Ocean isn't the best place to find out there are associated issues that are more serious. I have no idea what those issues might be, but imagine the media/regulatory sh!t storm that would follow in that scenario. Another thing to consider is I'm sure a tire that size lets go with quite a physical bang. Kinda hard to tell pax to sit tight, the potential gear collapse won't be for 9 more hours.

"I'd rather be on the ground, wishing I was up there than up there wishing I was on the ground."



Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:24 pm 
Offline
Rank 8
Rank 8

Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:24 am
Posts: 763
Blowing tiers can can cause damage to the aircraft. Think Concorde as an extreme example. Don't want to fly across the ocean with a potential dent in the bottom of the wing and unknown ramifications.

As to why they returned to Gatwick, better ask AC dispatch. I'm sure they asked that question too.



Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:22 am 
Offline
Rank 6
Rank 6

Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:03 am
Posts: 455
I doubt LHR would willingly take them regardless of how many more runways they have.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC-07:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Ki-ll and 21 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited
[ GZIP: Off ]

For questions/comments please send them to
avcanada@gmail.com


AvCanada Topsites List
AVIATION TOP 100 - www.avitop.com Avitop.com

While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. If you feel a topic or post is inappropriate email us at avcanada@gmail.com .  By reading these forums you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable. This website is not responsible or liable in any way for any false or misleading messages or job ads placed at our site. 

Use AvCanada's information at your own risk!

We reserve the right to remove any messages that we deem unacceptable.
When you post a message, your IP is logged and may be provided to concerned parties where unethical or illegal behavior is apparent. All rights reserved.