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Air Canada 767 Circling Madrid Barajas for Emergency Landing

Air Canada 767 Circling Madrid Barajas for Emergency Landing

Old Feb 3, 20, 9:07 am
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Air Canada 767 Circling Madrid Barajas for Emergency Landing

Spanish Radio (including la SER, available online) reporting an Air Canada 767 blew out a tire on take off, the rubber was sucked into an engine. Plane now circling and dumping fuel, due to try to land in +/- one hour.
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Old Feb 3, 20, 9:12 am
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Ac 837 mad - yyz

You can read the latest with Google Translate at https://cadenaser.com/
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Old Feb 3, 20, 9:20 am
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Old Feb 3, 20, 9:22 am
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From Bloomberg:

An Air Canada flight is preparing to land at the Spanish capital’s airport after suffering a technical problem.
  • The flight is AK837 from Madrid to Toronto, airport manager AENA says in a tweet
  • Boeing 767 has lost parts of landing gear that have entered engine, Spanish pilots union Sepla says on Twitter; aircraft will now burn fuel for about 3 hours before attempting landing, Sepla says
  • Fire and ambulance crews are preparing for the landing, Madrid region emergency services department says on Twitter

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Old Feb 3, 20, 9:25 am
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Very complete, Oblisk, thank you. Lots of sources. Hoping for the best.
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Live video at https://cadenaser.com/ . Also video streaming at https://www.abc.es/espana/madrid/abc...8_noticia.html, although they don't seem to have a camera on the runway right now.
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Old Feb 3, 20, 9:31 am
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Apparently they dispatched an F-18 to do a visual inspection.
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Attempted landing now scheduled for 19h30 Spanish time (13h30 Eastern)
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Old Feb 3, 20, 9:57 am
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As per expert flyer ... not much info

MAD AIRCRAFT FORCED TO RETURN
ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL MAD 1545 MAD
AIRCRAFT EXPECTED AT GATE MAD 1557
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Old Feb 3, 20, 9:59 am
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Wish them the best. It must be very stressful for the pilots and passengers onboard.

AC 767s can not dump fuel, so the longer they circle, the more fuel they burn, the less weight they have, the safer to land.

Do we know the extend of the problem? From the English sites I visited, some say it’s a blown tire and some say it’s “part of the landing gear”.
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Is that Toronto / Eastern time? If so, it seems a bit late compared to what the Spanish authorities are announcing (7:30 pm Madrid / 1:30 Eastern). Obviously not Madrid time, because that hour has come and gone...
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Did not know the AC 767s cannot dump fuel. That explains the hours of circling, although there is plenty of empty territory around Madrid to dump fuel.
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This LIVE FEED of the landing planes works on YOUTUBE :

This is the live Tracking of AC837 currently approx 7,500 ft : https://www.flightradar24.com/ACA837/23be1953
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Old Feb 3, 20, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by spainflyer View Post
Did not know the AC 767s cannot dump fuel. That explains the hours of circling, although there is plenty of empty territory around Madrid to dump fuel.
http://www.boeing.com/assets/pdf/com...s/fueldump.pdf

According to Boeing early models of B767-300ER can not dump fuel. The ones at AC are among them, and they did not install the fuel jettison system later.
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Hope this works out safely for everyone on board.

Originally Posted by YUL_Around_The_World View Post
This LIVE FEED of the landing planes works on YOUTUBE
Wow, that's a pretty low quality image.
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