Flybe/Loganair plane in another scare

On Wednesday night, 22nd December 2015, the pilot of a Flybe plane operated by Loganair had to shit down one engine, appanet,y because of a warning light, circle for 2o minutes and then land at Sumburgh Airport on one engine.

The airport, Shetland’s busiest, declared a full emergency.

The pilot brought the plane down safely, with passengers evacuated promptly under the protection of fire crews.

Earlier this year the pilots union, BALPA, expressed serious professional concerns that Flybe planes in the Highlands and Islands were being returned to service with technical problems unresolved.

Even following that publicly known expert intervention, there have been incidents involving Flybe/Loganair planes at highland airports.

This has to be an issue where Transport Scotland makes the proactive intervention it responsibilities require.

The department that oversaw funds diverted away from the repair of known structural defects on the Forth Road Bridge cannot afford another lapse in its care for the safety of the travelling public; and it certainly cannot afford a potential tragedy.

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  • Not being an aviation expert, I dread to think what is involved when ‘the pilot of a Flybe plane operated by Loganair had to shit down one engine’.
    Wouldn’t want to be under that plane.

    Merry Christmas.

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    Simon December 25, 2015 6:49 am Reply
  • Had to Shit down one engine.!
    I take it you have opened your Christmas bottle of Mad Dog 20/20,Mini-Hack?

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    Hugh Jazz December 25, 2015 7:16 am Reply
  • It was more likely the passengers ‘shit down’ in those circumstances.

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    Jerry McIver December 25, 2015 9:53 am Reply
  • Oh shit!

    One for Private Eye I think. £10 to charity.

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    No Cheese Here December 25, 2015 7:33 pm Reply
  • I take it the pilot was sober unlike the author of this piece of shit.

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    No Cheese Here December 25, 2015 7:35 pm Reply
  • Civil Aviation Authority a UK body is responsible for aircraft safety!

    NHS may be responsible for the pilots bowel movements but I suspect not.

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    No Cheese Here December 25, 2015 7:42 pm Reply
  • Can’t wait the the next shitty instalment of SNP Bad!
    Happy Christmas!

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    Hugh Jazz December 25, 2015 8:52 pm Reply
  • The funds were diverted from the FRB to the Tram system that had gone way over budget, and every MP and MSP agreed with the move !!!!

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    JOHN MACGREGOR December 25, 2015 9:31 pm Reply
  • Och well,Mini – Hack has made the pages of Wings over Scotland.
    Maybe take a leaf out and print truth for 2016.
    Won’t hold my breath though !

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    Hugh Jazz December 26, 2015 12:01 am Reply
  • Flybe are awful round here. Always late/cancelled and bad service. I’d hate to be on a plane with a pilot shitting down engines. Who ever wrote this needs to learn to spell!

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    tom December 26, 2015 9:48 am Reply
  • Rather than turn this into an attack on Newsie, or take some random, tenuous, political slant, at this special time we should pity the poor pilot who, in order to comply with CAA guidelines apparently, had to conduct a highly dangerous manouevre climbing onto the wing of a plane in flight, drop his trousers and defecate into a rotating engine at great risk to various parts of his anatomy. This man deserves a medal and should be named immediately so he can be recommended for some kind of award, having saved the lives of his passengers in such a heroic manner.
    Newsie, when you stir after the festivities please elaborate on the detail of this story. We need to know more about this superhuman feat.

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    Simon December 26, 2015 9:56 am Reply
    • You’ve just given a thought. Could this be a spoiler story to lessen the heroics of the saviours of the Forth Road Bridge.

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      Murdoch MacKenzie December 26, 2015 10:31 am Reply
  • Just in case ,SNP baaaaaaad.

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    Hugh Jazz December 26, 2015 9:20 pm Reply
  • What on earth has an aircrafts engine warning light got to do with Transport Scotland and the SG.
    Well I know. John Swinney is cutting the Air Passenger Duty and cutting aircraft maintenance. It’s all the SNPs fault. SNP baad again. Thanks Newsie.

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    willie December 26, 2015 9:40 pm Reply
  • Declare emergency. Yes, but that’s not as dramatic as you think Newsie. It’s “standard operating procedure” for airlines and airports. It means that rather than the plane getting normal treatment, possible put in a hold (yes, yes, I know, not exactly likely in this case) the airport gives full priority to this aircraft (telling any other aircraft to politely keep out of the way) and has the emergency services in standby. Even if the pilot is 99.9% convinced it’s a false alarm, he/she is obliged to follow procedure. It happens far more often than you may prefer to think and to other airlines too. It’s happened to me with BA a few years ago.

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    IslandDweller December 28, 2015 9:01 am Reply
    • I was surprised it was a MAYDAY and not a PAN PAN, if the reporting is correct then suggests he took the alarm very seriously. PPRUNE just links to the BBC News report which says ‘mayday’.

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      Lundavra December 28, 2015 10:31 am Reply
      • BBC, News, Reporting, Correct? can’t get these words to make sense, Mayday! Mayday!

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        Murdoch MacKenzie December 28, 2015 4:48 pm Reply

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