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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Jetblast » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:00 pm

Myle wrote:
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Followed the landing on Flight Radar. Had a speed all the way to touch down of about 165 Kts used the whole runway and had the emergency vehicles following it. Looks like a flap 15 landing so maybe hydraulic failure. Dual hydraulic failure has a lengthy checklist to complete. Would be interesting to find out what it was. fr still shows it on the taxi way with emergency vehicles
Nice and tired crew after that manual reversion then
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Myle » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:34 pm

If that was the problem. Not a nice emergency to have
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by N1 TO/GA » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:09 am

More realistically a LE TRANSIT light illuminated?
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by allanroy » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:51 am

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/flysafa ... -february/
There was drama in the skies above Cape Town on Thursday evening, as FlySafair flight FA102 encountered a minor technical issue shortly after take-off. Thankfully, there are no injuries or fatalities to report.

FlySafair have told us that a “system error” regarding the plane’s weight was communicated to the pilots shortly after they had become airborne. This meant that they were not allowed to land at OR Tambo, and had to touch down in Cape Town instead.

This particular model does not have the capacity to dump fuel, and had no other way to lighten the load. Their only option was to keep flying, burn off the excess weight, and return to Cape Town International Airport. According to the airline, this is a much safer way to meet the landing weight parameters than shedding a load of fuel.
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Segg » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:16 am

allanroy wrote:
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https://www.thesouthafrican.com/flysafa ... -february/
There was drama in the skies above Cape Town on Thursday evening, as FlySafair flight FA102 encountered a minor technical issue shortly after take-off. Thankfully, there are no injuries or fatalities to report.

FlySafair have told us that a “system error” regarding the plane’s weight was communicated to the pilots shortly after they had become airborne. This meant that they were not allowed to land at OR Tambo, and had to touch down in Cape Town instead.

This particular model does not have the capacity to dump fuel, and had no other way to lighten the load. Their only option was to keep flying, burn off the excess weight, and return to Cape Town International Airport. According to the airline, this is a much safer way to meet the landing weight parameters than shedding a load of fuel.

Its a 2 and a bit hour flight to FAOR - what on earth would weight restrict them if they continued to FAOR? Surely they could have easily burned off that fuel in that time, and continued to their destination?

Or is there some part of the story missing here?
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by allanroy » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:37 am

Spokesperson Kirby Gordan told News24 that an aircraft can take off heavier than they can safely land. He said this particular one was full of fuel, which meant it was too heavy to land immediately.

He said the problem was a hydraulics system that has to do with fine control on one of the wing flaps and was "nothing as drastic as landing gear".

Cape Town International Airport air traffic control was alerted, and after just under two hours, the passengers and crew landed safely again.

Gordan said it was a normal landing, not an emergency landing, but "assistance" vehicles were on hand, in line with standard procedure.
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Capey » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:52 am

I watched the Flysafair flight last night going overhead in the "wrong" direction, and it's nosegear was down, while the main gear was retracted. It was flying North over Sunningdale before turning left towards Robben Island. This was shortly before it made it's final turn to line up for the landing. There was another Flysafair flight rerouted by ATC over Robben Island while the plane in question made it's approach and landing. According to F24, upon landing, it was pursued by various emergency vehicles (one could see them moving on the runway to intercept). The plane ended up parking in the Execujet vicinity according to F24.

Shortly thereafter the second Flysafair made turns for finals approach, and I also watched the BA 747 depart FACT for LHR.

Glad everything turned out okay. I can only imagine the atmosphere on that plane.
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Segg » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:13 am

allanroy wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:37 am
Spokesperson Kirby Gordan told News24 that an aircraft can take off heavier than they can safely land. He said this particular one was full of fuel, which meant it was too heavy to land immediately.

He said the problem was a hydraulics system that has to do with fine control on one of the wing flaps and was "nothing as drastic as landing gear".

Cape Town International Airport air traffic control was alerted, and after just under two hours, the passengers and crew landed safely again.

Gordan said it was a normal landing, not an emergency landing, but "assistance" vehicles were on hand, in line with standard procedure.
That sounds more like it - the "South African" spewing rubbish once again :roll:
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Vcrit » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:04 am

ZS-JRI oh RIV now with a LE Flap problem. It is indeed a long checklist.
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by henkhugo » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:28 am

Had a lookie after it passed overhead.
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Burner » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:23 pm

JRI is already enroute east out of Cape Town intl... is this not a case of confusion due to the Safair flight with hydraulic issues?
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Vcrit » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:04 pm

Happened today. They said on the radio they had le flap in transit light on. They landed 15mins after us, and departed very shortly after.
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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Bell 407 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:02 pm

That's quite a diversion from FALE to FAOR :shock:

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Re: The Flightradar 24 interesting traffic thread

Unread post by Antman » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:57 pm

Bell 407 wrote:
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That's quite a diversion from FALE to FAOR :shock:
Very solid nasty line of Cb’s
Look at CAW633, way north of track going into DUR via Hluhluwe.
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Unread post by Float_flyer » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:40 pm

Some interesting holds waiting for gaps in between the thunderstorms
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