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Vecchio 10-03-2005, 19.15.11
Keith W
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Predefinito Re: BA flies 747 on 3 engines LAX-UK - New EU comp rules

"Mxsmanic" <mxsmanic@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> Keith W writes:
>> If that's what was reported its total ********. The aircraft
>> didnt run out of fuel. It landed at Manchester because
>> continuing on to Heathrow would have left it with fuel
>> reserves below the mandatory minimum.[/color]
> Would the aircraft have had reserves below the minimum with four
> engines, under otherwise identical conditions?
> If so, then this is prima facie evidence that the pilot took unnecessary
> risks. He couldn't even complete the flight as planned.

On this basis every transatlantic flight is an unnecessary risk
as the jet streams arent entirely predictable. I have been on a
flight to JFK that had to put down in Bangor Maine
to refuel as a result of just such a variation.

You can catch a boat if you prefer , I'll continue flying.


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