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Incident at London City Airport (27/3/14)

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There has been an incident at the airport and the runway is currently closed, updates will follow on this website, twitter and facebook. Passengers should contact their airline for info.
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LCY runway closed due to minor technical incident.There will be disruption to flights.

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Re: Incident at London City Airport (27/3/14)

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Re: Incident at London City Airport (27/3/14)

how can a runway encounter a 'technical' incident?
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Old 27.03.2014, 17:22
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Re: Incident at London City Airport (27/3/14)

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how can a runway encounter a 'technical' incident?
Lighting failure or service vehicle crash spring to mind immediately.

Actually, an engine exploded on a Swiss plane

https://twitter.com/MikeMompi/status.../photo/1/large

Apparently, the runway has reopened
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Re: Incident at London City Airport (27/3/14)

Bet there were a few wishing they had actually listened to the pre-departure safety demonstration
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We picked up friends flying Swiss from City to GVA airport on Tuesday- I bet she is VERY pleased they are driving home Thank goodness engine exploded where it did and ot over the Channel or the Jura.
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Bet there were a few wishing they had actually listened to the pre-departure safety demonstration
Everyone got off safely with 3 minor injuries, so they obviously all did listen
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Re: Incident at London City Airport (27/3/14)

... not really, as most of them when asked to evacuate, and were told engine is on fire- insisted on grabbing their hand luggage
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Re: Incident at London City Airport (27/3/14)

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... not really, as most of them when asked to evacuate, and were told engine is on fire- insisted on grabbing their hand luggage
Anf the staff on board allowed them to so whats the problem
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... not really, as most of them when asked to evacuate, and were told engine is on fire- insisted on grabbing their hand luggage
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Re: Incident at London City Airport (27/3/14)

Nothing exploded... that is media hype and clueless people assuming.
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Old 29.03.2014, 10:56
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Nothing exploded... that is media hype and clueless people assuming.
That was the term used by a passenger on board
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Re: Incident at London City Airport (27/3/14)

Here's a photo I took, last time I passed through LCY (two months ago). In this instance, a fire alarm went off and the entire terminal had to be evacuated. I was caught exactly between air- and landside -- my bag had just been set aside at the security screening area for inspection (I was carrying one tube of potentially explosive toothpaste which hadn't been rendered inactive by being placed in a one litre plastic bag), so I had to leave it and was shepherded out onto the tarmac. The airport remained unoperational for at least an hour.

Of course, there was no fire. But the OH&S people got to play dress-ups with hard hats and bright reflective vests.
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That was the term used by a passenger on board
Exactly... clueless
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Old 29.03.2014, 18:00
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Re: Incident at London City Airport (27/3/14)

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While it was certainly better for it to happen on the ground below V1, it probably wouldn't have caused major problems in the air. That Avro runs 4 engines, and can fly easily on two and can almost certainly effect a good landing on one. If it had happened in the air the pilot would have just declared an emergency and landed at the next available airport.

A single engine failure on a multiple engined commercial aircraft practically never results in a crash. It's more serious crap that happens with other systems which generally results in a crash.
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While it was certainly better for it to happen on the ground below V1, it probably wouldn't have caused major problems in the air. That Avro runs 4 engines, and can fly easily on two and can almost certainly effect a good landing on one. If it had happened in the air the pilot would have just declared an emergency and landed at the next available airport.

A single engine failure on a multiple engined commercial aircraft practically never results in a crash. It's more serious crap that happens with other systems which generally results in a crash.
About 10 years ago another avro had an uncontained failure that also took out #1 it was a rapid decent. With only 1 engine running the ac would be dropping like a stone.

Luckily the engine was installed on #2, if it was #3 it would be body bag time.
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Old 29.03.2014, 20:43
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That Avro runs 4 engines, and can fly easily on two and can almost certainly effect a good landing on one.
Easily? Hardly. With a rather negative rate of climb being the net result; gravity being the more powerful force.

Why does the Avro RJ have 4 engines? Because there wasn't any space under the wings for a fifth and sixth ....!
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Exactly... clueless
Doesn't sound clueless to me:

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/london-cit...230002029.html

Passengers who were aboard the Swiss International flight LX437 to Geneva which had to abort take-off when an engine exploded reacted angrily to claims by London City Airport that what occurred was a "minor technical incident".

Mike Mompi, a London-based social impact investment adviser who works for Impact Investment in the capital, said the plane was "just firing up for takeoff on the main runway" before the explosion happened:

"There was a large bang and flames which grew and grew and large chunks of what looked like chunks of red-hot metal started flying up.

However Mompi, who was flying to Geneva for a skiing trip, said on Twitter: "Exploding engine a minor technical incident?! 20 seconds more we'd been in the air."
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Hmm... Quite.
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Doesn't sound clueless to me:

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/london-cit...230002029.html

Passengers who were aboard the Swiss International flight LX437 to Geneva which had to abort take-off when an engine exploded reacted angrily to claims by London City Airport that what occurred was a "minor technical incident".

Mike Mompi, a London-based social impact investment adviser who works for Impact Investment in the capital, said the plane was "just firing up for takeoff on the main runway" before the explosion happened:

"There was a large bang and flames which grew and grew and large chunks of what looked like chunks of red-hot metal started flying up.

However Mompi, who was flying to Geneva for a skiing trip, said on Twitter: "Exploding engine a minor technical incident?! 20 seconds more we'd been in the air."
The papers and said passenger banker obviously knows more than the licenced engineers that changed the engine....

Dont believe the hype.
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