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Old 19 January 2008, 04:52   #21
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Just one of the many rumours since fuel from the same source is being tested to validate the quality.
The 777 has also had 12 losses of electrical power from one of the electrical busses (http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources...%20N786UA.pdf), plus historically RR motors on the 757's apparently had a potential deep idle stall condition where pushing the throttles forward produced no response. Could this be the same?
The control system for each engine is also electrically & physically isolated from the other - so even losing 1 control system you can still control the other. The 777 also uses ultrasound fuel senders that detect both fuel levels & water in the tanks. Have a read of pprune.org.uk - aside from the bitching there are some good objective posts there (a pretty normal forum really).

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Latest rumour is that it could be contaminated fuel. Quite how it managed to fly so many thousands of miles without a problem is still a mystery but it's not impossible I suppose.
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Old 19 January 2008, 11:06   #22
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Try getting on pprune - it's been down almost all the time since this started - server overload. Been a member for ages.
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It's fine, but a bit slow - but you have to login otherwise you'll get the "server too busy message"
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It says his occupation is search and rescue. Mebbe he's the pilot of India Juliet.
Only just found this bit!

If I was, you wouldn't want to see IJ coming to help you!

No, I don't fly - what I meant was I don't want to be in the circumstances of having to find out whether I'd react well knowing the alternative was dying.

I do hold a pilot's ticket, but only for things floating on the wet stuff...

BTW, I work for an international shipping SAR / salvage firm overseeing major incidents.
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bet thats an interesting job,something different every day,
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bet thats an interesting job,something different every day,
Sometimes

A lot is like any SAR operation - lots of planning, lots of waiting around, followed by a small time of manic activity!

Wouldn't have it any other way though - you never know quite what the next phone call will bring, all though it doesn't tend to go down well when the pager goes when you're meant to be on leave !
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