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Virgin Atlantic flight reports 'non-standard' landing

Postby floppy » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:39 pm

In other aviation news...

A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane "is preparing to implement a non-standard landing" at Gatwick airport because of "a technical issue with one of the landing gears", the airline has said.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30625945

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Re: Virgin Atlantic flight reports 'non-standard' landing

Postby floppy » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:40 pm

Live updates here.

"Multiple eye witnesses have claimed the problem is with the landing gear not working properly on one side.

Virgin has confirmed in the last few minutes the plane is to make a 'non standard' landing."

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/vi ... ve-4889011

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Re: Virgin Atlantic flight reports 'non-standard' landing

Postby pirated » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:41 pm

floppy wrote:In other aviation news...

A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane "is preparing to implement a non-standard landing" at Gatwick airport because of "a technical issue with one of the landing gears", the airline has said.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30625945

Live on CNN now

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Re: Virgin Atlantic flight reports 'non-standard' landing

Postby optimistforum » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:46 pm

Just been checking the details on SKY TV. So far, details are sketchy, see the URL below:

http://news.sky.com/story/1399293/landi ... ircling-uk


Apparently, as of 15.50 GMT it has landed safely.
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Re: Virgin Atlantic flight reports 'non-standard' landing

Postby pirated » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:53 pm

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Re: Virgin Atlantic flight reports 'non-standard' landing

Postby jetsetter » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:00 am

tony fernandez...now richard branson...

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Re: Virgin Atlantic flight reports 'non-standard' landing

Postby pirated » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:01 am

jetsetter wrote:tony fernandez...now richard branson...

VS is one of my favorite ....

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Re: Virgin Atlantic flight reports 'non-standard' landing

Postby pirated » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:05 am

Some years back China eastern did a belly landing at Shanghai.

The captain ensure all pax were packed to the back as the MD10 was notorious for breaking apart midship. They lined the runway with fire retardant foam and had fire engines positioned at regular intervals to spray fire retardant foam on the plane in case it catches fire. No casualty. The whole landing was made into movie

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Re: Virgin Atlantic flight reports 'non-standard' landing

Postby jetsetter » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:12 am

pirated wrote:Some years back China eastern did a belly landing at Shanghai.

The captain ensure all pax were packed to the back as the MD10 was notorious for breaking apart midship. They lined the runway with fire retardant foam and had fire engines positioned at regular intervals to spray fire retardant foam on the plane in case it catches fire. No casualty. The whole landing was made into movie


OMG! pirated...I watched that movie! :siam:

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Re: Virgin Atlantic flight reports 'non-standard' landing

Postby pirated » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:27 am

And u deleted the post at jet speed before I click submit reply

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