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    Ryanair fuel emergency

    A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-DYX performing flight FR-8384 from London Stansted,EN (UK) to Alicante,SP (Spain), was on approach to Alicante's runway 10 but went around due to weather conditions. The crew subsequently attempted an approach to runway 28 but went around again due to winds and decided to divert to Valencia (72nm north of Alicante) declaring PAN being below the final fuel reserve. While on approach to Valencia the crew declared MAYDAY and performed a safe landing on Valencia's runway 12.

    http://www.avherald.com/h?article=42bf38c3&opt=0

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    I hope they haven't been skimping on the fuel reserves.
    Glad there was no accident.

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    "remaining fuel was measured: 440kg of fuel were found in tank 1 (left hand), 470kg in tank 2 (right hand) and 0kg in center tank."

    That is not much fuel. My guess is maybe 10-30 minutes depending on how you fly.

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    Typical for the Paddy's., thats why I wouldnt fly with them.
    The cattle truck as they are called in England., even got to
    pay to go to the toilet now.

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    Min arrival fuel should be about 2860kg but the fuel in the wing tanks is also used to cool
    the hydraulics and the levels given are below what is needed for that, just as well they
    got that landing right first time.

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    Lucky that this didn't end in disaster. This should never have been a situation where upon they needed to declare a mayday, especially with the back up airport so close and only two 'go-arounds'. I've seen aircraft take 3-4-5 attempts to land. Ryanair eh! You'll have to pay to use the oxygen masks soon, be coin operated like a trolly at a supermarket so only works when you put a pound in, you get it back if the pilots make a successful emergency landing, if they crash they make a small profit.

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    Many moons ago an airline called DAN AIR got the nickname 'DAN DARE' because it used to have similar reputation for shall i say saving money, it was one of the early low cost airlines. Somewhere in my photo collection i have a pic of one of there Comets that used to fly out of Manchester.
    Save me trying to find my photo i found a nice pic of one Edinburgh at this site http://www.airplane-pictures.net/image819.html sorry it's slightly of the thread but i just love Comets.
    Last edited by speedbird1960; 2010-05-26 at 22:26.

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    Yeah Dan-Dare were essentially one of the first "low cost" airlines, loved their liveries nonetheless!

    Comets are beautiful A/c I think only 707's and Caravelles can rival them in beauty!

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    Hey in 1961., I flew with both them aircrafts.
    In January with the Comet, from London to Aden., had to drop in at Cyprus
    (He had Generator problems.,2 free days there)
    Then in April with the Caravelles.,enter through the tail section.,but that was
    a overnight flight from Narobi to London (Man.! was I full P.....)

    Dosnt time Fly by...! Guess I must be one of the oldest members of the group.
    ( Any special rates for us...! )

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    I flew in 2 of Dan Air's 727s they had 3 I think at the same time as they were still flying Comets,
    on one flight we landed a long way down the runway I can still remember the seat belts cutting
    into me as the anchors were thrown out, we often get Nimrods over here on test from Warton
    although they are a modified Comet they don't look any were near as nice.

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