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- 03/06/2012, 15:33 #1
Emirates Airlines: Uno de sus A380 aterriza de emergencia en Ottawa por falta de combustible
After making an emergency landing at the Ottawa airport Friday afternoon when it nearly ran out of fuel, an Emirates Airlines Airbus A380 was back in the air heading for Toronto following a two-hour delay.
Flight UAE241 carried more than 530 passengers, and was originally scheduled to land at Pearson International Airport at 6:45 p.m. before being rerouted because of wind and torrential rains.
However, the pilots called in a Mayday to flight traffic controllers at Ottawa’s Macdonald-Cartier International Airport shortly before 5 p.m. and made an emergency landing at about 5:30 p.m. The plane departed about two hours later at 7:50 p.m. after being refuelled. It was expected to arrive in Toronto two hours after its originally scheduled touchdown.
Officials blamed a day-long downpour in the Toronto area for the flight diversion, pointing out that the rain has caused havoc at Toronto’s Pearson Airport, including the rerouting of the Emirates flight.
“It’s been a difficult day for operations,” said spokeswoman for the Greater Toronto Airport Authority “A few flights have had delays.”
One of those flights was UAE241. Flight data from the website flightaware.ca shows the Airbus A380 circling several times over Toronto before heading to Ottawa.
The pilots requested an emergency landing because the airliner was running low on fuel. Ottawa firefighters and paramedics responded to the call.
Coming in to land, the airplane also attracted attention. Patrick Lewis, who was driving along Carling Avenue at the time, felt something was wrong when he saw the enormous plane with strange markings flying low over the city.
“A plane that size flying at such a low altitude didn’t look right,” he said. “It appeared to be almost gliding, because I couldn’t hear anything from my car. I’d never seen a plane on a flight path over Carling, and being 20 kilometres from the airport it looked very out of place.”
Lewis pulled into a Tim Hortons parking lot and sent a text to his wife about the strange sight as the plane passed low overhead in what he said looked like “slow motion.”
Judging by a nearby highrise, Lewis guessed the plane was only about 500 feet off the ground.
“It was low enough that I could read the markings,” he said. “It has a huge belly, it’s an enormous plane. I didn’t recognize the lettering right away, so I knew it wasn’t WestJet, Air Canada, or Porter — na typical plane that would land at our airport.”
Ottawa’s 10,000-foot runway is just long enough for the airport to serve as an alternate destination for Toronto-bound airliners. According to Airbus documents, the Airbus A380 is the largest passenger aircraft in the world and requires runways of at least 9,875 feet.
The A380 is more than 230 feet long and has a wingspan of 261.6 feet. Less than 100 of the massive airliners are in service after the plane’s debut in 2007.
The Emirates Airlines flight was the first A380 to land at Ottawa International Airport.
Airport spokeswoman Krista Kealey said that the airport performed an inspection of the runway after the landing. This inspection, she said, is part of the standard protocol after an emergency landing of such a large plane.
The United Arab Emirates, which owns the airline, has had a long-running dispute with the Canadian government over access to airports in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.
Giant Airbus A380 resumes flight to Toronto after emergency landing in Ottawa
- 03/06/2012, 15:36 #2
Estos piratones de RYR siempre jugandosela con el fuel....Hazlo o no lo hagas ... pero nunca lo intentes !!!
- 03/06/2012, 15:41 #3
- 03/06/2012, 16:12 #4
Ironía "my friend" que hay que reírse en esta vida.....Hazlo o no lo hagas ... pero nunca lo intentes !!!
- 03/06/2012, 16:29 #5
Ottawa’s 10,000-foot runway is just long enough for the airport to serve as an alternate destination for Toronto-bound airliners. According to Airbus documents, the Airbus A380 is the largest passenger aircraft in the world and requires runways of at least 9,875 feet.Somos guardacostas... Nadie nos aprecia hasta que nos necesita " The guardian "
¡Dadme un VOR, un Radial, un DME y una Carta y volaré zero-zero hasta el mismísimo infierno!
- 03/06/2012, 17:24 #6
porque iban cortos de fuel? por la tormenta durante el camino? por las esperas?Un Lannister siempre paga su queroseno
- 03/06/2012, 17:57 #7“A plane that size flying at such a low altitude didn’t look right,” he said. “It appeared to be almost gliding, because I couldn’t hear anything from my car. I’d never seen a plane on a flight path over Carling, and being 20 kilometres from the airport it looked very out of place.”
- 03/06/2012, 23:46 #8Se ruega a los moderadores que cierren el presente tema ya que hiere mi sensibilidad o la de una tercera persona, baneen a todos los que han posteado y/o leído el contenido y/o título del mismo, cierren el foro, borren los temas y destruyan los servidores.
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