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Ethopian B787 fire incident at Heathrow

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Not only did this 787 have issues today, but at exactly the same time Thomson 126 (787) flying from Manchester to Sanford, was in a holding pattern for approximately one hour before returning to Manchester. 

 

That makes two 787 incidents on the same day, at roughly the same time, in the same country. 

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I'm hearing that significant damage was done to the rear part of the aircraft, Boeing is not going to be happy at all. Another fire on board, at least it happened on the ground. 

 

I'm curious as to whether it'll be grounded again now this time... 

 

Here's the above image for anyone interested...

photo1.jpg

 

Regards,

Ró.

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Indeed, this could potentially be embarrassing for Boeing if the stories of the Thomson 787 emergency are also true. Seems an odd place for fire damage - is anyone familiar with the internal layout of the 787?

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That is not good news at all......

 

RJ

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This sucks! Not only for Boeing, but for my relative that is at Heathrow coming back...

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Flying back from Qatar to London a few weeks ago, I wait listed myself using my ID90 ticket & requested not to put on a 787, first time I have ever had to do something like that.

 

Only two aircraft I refuse to fly on right now is the 737 Jurassic and 787.

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Anyone know how to repair and replace burnt composites? Back in my day we'd just remove the unit, but I don't think you can do that with an entire tail section. It couldn't be a write off could it?  :mellow:  :huh:

 

Wonder how this is effecting the 787s ambitions for ETOPS. I'd feel very uncomfortable at the minute taking on of them more than 60 mins from an airport...  :(

 

Regards,

Ró.

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I knew I didn't trust Boeing's workaround. I am not flying 787s at all now. They have gone too far.

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Indeed, this could potentially be embarrassing for Boeing if the stories of the Thomson 787 emergency are also true. Seems an odd place for fire damage - is anyone familiar with the internal layout of the 787?

 

There is a battery area right below where that photo shows the damage, if i'm not mistaken.

 

787-Battery.jpg

 

 

 

photo1.jpg

 

 

As the aircraft was on the ground, the likelihood of the APU running/startup is a possibility, and that above diagram shows the APU battery is located where the fire damage appears to be.

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Here's a better image of the damage, a very big hole in the roof:

Eth_787_zps61d84d1b.jpg

 

Regards,
Ró.

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Is the entrance to the crew rest area at the rear of the aircraft?

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Is the entrance to the crew rest area at the rear of the aircraft?

Might be, but I don't think it's related as there were no crew or pilots on board the aircraft for most of the day...

 

Regards,

Ró.

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7 Beta 7 strikes again.

 

Screamliner? Beats Scarebus anyways...   ^_^

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Screamliner? Beats Scarebus anyways...   ^_^

 

Maybe Flameliner?

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I never thought it was a good idea for Boeing to hire unemployed Microsoft Flight! programmers in the first place.....

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I never thought it was a good idea for Boeing to hire unemployed Microsoft Flight! programmers in the first place.....

:D

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The APU battery is located in the electronic bay on the lower fuselage at the intersection with the wings (FAR AWAY  from the fire) . Look at this picture:

http://787updates.newairplane.com/Boeing787Updates/media/Boeing787Updates/Batteries%20and%20Advanced%20Aircraft/787_battery_info_graphics_master-large.jpg?width=900&height=675&ext=.jpg

 

The overhead cabin crew rest area is EXACTLY where the burnt part is. Look here:

http://yunoinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/b787_schem_021.gif

 

Guy

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guy, on 12 Jul 2013 - 7:31 PM, said:

 

The APU battery is located in the electronic bay on the lower fuselage at the intersection with the wings (far from the fire) . Look at this picture:

http://787updates.newairplane.com/Boeing787Updates/media/Boeing787Updates/Batteries%20and%20Advanced%20Aircraft/787_battery_info_graphics_master-large.jpg?width=900&height=675&ext=.jpg

 

The overhead cabin crew rest area is exactly where the burnt part is. Look here:

http://yunoinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/b787_schem_021.gif

 

Guy

Interesting to note that the crew rest is there though, i would not sleep easily in there!

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This problem has crossed the line now - I don't mean to be the profit of doom but I honestly think this could ruin Boeing now.

 

I am an extremely confident, time-served flyer (I flew Manchester to London twice per week for 11 years on A320s and 734s), but I can honestly say, I would not set foot on a 787 at the moment.

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To be fair, my understanding is that this was an unmanned, unserviced aircraft on a remote parking site.  While batteries could be at fault again, it could have just as easily been an old crew members still lit cigarette...ok, maybe that's a stretch, but you get the idea).

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