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Breaking News Feb 03 Air Canada Boeing 767 to make emergency landing at Madrid airport

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Air Canada Boeing 767 to make emergency landing at Madrid airport after ‘technical issue’

BY INTI LANDAURO REUTERS
Posted February 3, 2020 9:17 am

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An Air Canada Boeing 767 aircraft was returning to Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport for an emergency landing on Monday after reporting a “technical issue,” Spanish airport operator AENA said.

Spanish pilots union SEPLA said on Twitter, without citing any sources, that part of the plane’s landing gear had fallen off and gone into one of the engines.

The incident occurred just hours after a drone sighting near the takeoff area caused a brief disruption at the airport, with 26 flights diverted away from Barajas.

The Canadian airliner called air traffic control 30 minutes after takeoff and requested a slot for an emergency landing, an AENA spokeswoman said.

She was unable to provide further details or say whether the incident was in any way related to the previous shutdown.

This is a developing story. More to come. 

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8 minutes ago, Kasey said:

Still holding S/E of Madrid.......

Here is what SkyNews is reporting:

 

Air Canada flight returning to Madrid after part of landing gear 'fell into engine'

Monday 3 February 2020 16:54, UK 

An Air Canada flight is returning to Madrid airport after part of the landing gear "fell off" and got into the engine, according to a Spanish pilots union.

Flight AC837 is currently circling over the south east of Spain, in an effort to burn fuel before landing.

The airport operator said the pilot called air traffic control 30 minutes after take off to request an emergency landing.

The flight is trying to burn fuel before making an emergency landing. Pic: Flight RadarImage:The flight is trying to burn fuel before making an emergency landing. Pic: Flight RadarA drone sighting earlier on had caused disruption as the airport, with 26 flights being diverted from Madrid, but officials are unable to confirm whether the two incidents are related or not.A spokesperson for Air Canada told Sky News: "Air Canada flight AC837, Madrid to Toronto, experienced an engine issue shortly after take-off. A tire also reportedly ruptured on take-off, one of 10 on this model of aircraft."The aircraft opted to return to Madrid and is currently circling to use up fuel and lighten the aircraft for landing."The aircraft, a Boeing 767-300, is designed to operate on one engine and our pilots are fully trained for this eventuality. Nonetheless, an emergency was declared in order to obtain landing priority.

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CBC News channel has a little picture-in-picture showing the view of the runway awaiting the landing - I assume they will broadcast the landing live when it happens.  This is at 12:08 Eastern.

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Anyone have an insight as to what the issue actually was?

 

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13 minutes ago, boestar said:

Anyone have an insight as to what the issue actually was?

 

Landing gear fell into the engine...sounds plausible 😳

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Nose Landing gear maybe but the Mains are BEHIND the engines so unlikely.

It looked like everything was there on the nose gear from the crappy videos.

One wonders if maybe it struck something on the runway that caused the issue.

 

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1 hour ago, boestar said:

Nose Landing gear maybe but the Mains are BEHIND the engines so unlikely.

It looked like everything was there on the nose gear from the crappy videos.

One wonders if maybe it struck something on the runway that caused the issue.

 

From the photo, it appears it was a mainwheel. Which is indeed strange?

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If the shraphnel from the tread or the tire carcas, (it looks 'blown' in the above image), was thrown forward during the takeoff roll, it could be ingested by the engine something like the tire disintegration on Concorde at CDG where shrapnel was ingested by both #1 & #2 engines.

The #1 engine appears to have damage and lost power but was operating for the approach/landing.

Edited by Don Hudson

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Yeah just saw the photos.  Very strange physics at work.  Although a Burt tire is a pretty powerful explosion.  
a whole lot of hype over it. 
good job in the pointy end. 

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Hi boestar...not sure what you mean by strange physics. I was thinking of the rotational speed of the wheel at say, Vr, (~160kts?) and the speed of any chunks of retread that were flung away from the carcass out in front of the engine during takeoff and ingested.

Wow, thanks, AAS - now we know why the engine compressor section was "stalling"!

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Interesting photos. Has it been confirmed the tire blew first? Could there have been FOD on the runway similar to the AF Concorde? There was a drone sighting issue prior to this departure. What if the left engine ingested it and the #5 MLG was cut on it’s sidewall. No damage to the #1 MLG. 

Something is odd about the sequence of events but I’m glad it all ended well for passengers and crew. 

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22 minutes ago, blues deville said:

Interesting photos. Has it been confirmed the tire blew first? Could there have been FOD on the runway similar to the AF Concorde? The left engine ingested it and the #5 MLG got hit on the it’s sidewall. No damage to the #1 MLG. 

Hard to tell for sure but for my money that looks like the tire cap separated and got thrown forward and into the engine. We had a rash of those a few years back and the amount of damage that can do is staggering. 

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9 minutes ago, Maverick said:

Hard to tell for sure but for my money that looks like the tire cap separated and got thrown forward and into the engine. We had a rash of those a few years back and the amount of damage that can do is staggering. 

Yes its not hard to imagine how a big chunk of flying tire rubber could certainly do some serious engine damage. Also the tire letting go and the engine failure /stall would have been a nearly simultaneous event. It will be interesting to hear more details of this incident. 

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A passenger seated just aft of the wing left side tweeted this:

 
#AC837 so just at take off there was a huge bang under my seat and then I saw smoke and flames from the left engine. This pic is from a quick video I took and one frame shows the fire for a split second.

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