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Shannon, all flights stopped

  • 15-08-2019 6:48am
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    Registered Users Posts: 6,734 ✭✭✭


    Just saw a tweet from RTÉ saying all flights in Shannon are stopped due to an incident


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,391 ✭✭✭RocketRaccoon


    Nothing involving the terminal happily.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,369 ✭✭✭Skuxx


    Incident with an Omni Air B763, saw a picture on Twitter with foam sprayed around the gear!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,734 ✭✭✭knucklehead6




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,492 ✭✭✭California Dreamer


    The ‘news’ reported it as a 763! Surprised they didn’t say the jumbo jet and post a picture of a Ryanair 737-200


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Back in the day, when I worked there, the Airport police and the firemen were the same personnel. They'll have loved a bit of action :)

    Thankfully, fairly innocuous. And could the IT have found a more unflattering pic of Shannon Airport.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 946 ✭✭✭Phileas Frog


    That Pat Flynn chap must live in the airport, or certainly have a tent in the bushes around the perimeter somewhere!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,817 ✭✭✭marvin80


    Good spot by the air traffic controllers


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭JustJoe7240


    Back in the day, when I worked there, the Airport police and the firemen were the same personnel. They'll have loved a bit of action :)

    Thankfully, fairly innocuous. And could the IT have found a more unflattering pic of Shannon Airport.

    Someone must be reading, the photo just changed. :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,596 ✭✭✭RedorDead


    From someone at the airport....
    "From what I can gather from the LiveATC recordings it seems like the pilots did an RTO due to an open flightdeck window. The RTO happened at a high enough speed and due to performance (Heavy Aircraft) the brakes got hot. The pilots decided to taxi to the runway holding point and held on the ground to let the brakes cool but missed their ATC slot so decided to go back to stand. While taxiing back on the runway the tower observed smoke from the left side of the aircraft so the pilots subsequently decided to evacuate on the runway...cockpit window opened on take off - pilot fault"


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,018 ✭✭✭Ficheall


    Sorry, phone camera is pretty crap even at this distance..

    Latest: "The situation on the runway is still ongoing. We are working with the airline to remove the aircraft. We should have an update at 11am. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 14,341 Mod ✭✭✭✭marno21


    Inbound American has diverted to Manchester, Delta holding at 370 off the coast


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,018 ✭✭✭Ficheall


    I'm no expert, but holding doesn't sound like a viable plan to me...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 667 ✭✭✭Balf


    Back in the day, when I worked there, the Airport police and the firemen were the same personnel. They'll have loved a bit of action :)
    Still seems to be the case
    https://www.newstalk.com/news/shannon-airport-gets-countrys-first-high-tech-fire-tenders-886382

    The recruits will undergo an intensive 12-week training programme which will equip them to begin work in the combined role of airport police and fire personnel.
    I take it this means it might take a while.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,018 ✭✭✭Ficheall


    The plane is now moving verrrrry slowly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,095 ✭✭✭✭JCX BXC


    marno21 wrote: »
    Inbound American has diverted to Manchester, Delta holding at 370 off the coast

    Delta gone also.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,018 ✭✭✭Ficheall


    JCX BXC wrote: »
    Delta gone also.
    Aw man, I was supposed to be boarding Delta. :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,018 ✭✭✭Ficheall


    Plane now on taxiway, so I guess things should start getting back to normalish at some point soon...


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,120 ✭✭✭plodder


    RedorDead wrote: »
    From someone at the airport....
    "From what I can gather from the LiveATC recordings it seems like the pilots did an RTO due to an open flightdeck window. The RTO happened at a high enough speed and due to performance (Heavy Aircraft) the brakes got hot. The pilots decided to taxi to the runway holding point and held on the ground to let the brakes cool but missed their ATC slot so decided to go back to stand. While taxiing back on the runway the tower observed smoke from the left side of the aircraft so the pilots subsequently decided to evacuate on the runway...cockpit window opened on take off - pilot fault"
    Could they not have closed the window?

    What an unfortunate chain of events from something so innocuous.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,131 ✭✭✭goingnowhere


    Boeing training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEMcD-RWA9A

    Take off appears to be the suggested option and close in air or return if not possible to close


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,018 ✭✭✭Ficheall


    First boarding call has just been made, so I guess the runway's back in operation.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,095 ✭✭✭✭JCX BXC


    Airport back in operation


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,018 ✭✭✭Ficheall


    Plane has arrived, and needs two new tyres. I'm not positive, but it's possible the hostess person said that was related to the earlier incident and there were nails on the runway or something. Please feel free to speculate wildly.


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