EVACUATE: Blackburn couple in jet scare nightmare

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A COUPLE have told how their Spanish holiday ended with an emergency evacuation from the plane when they landed back in Lancashire.

Ronald and Elizabeth Fisher from Blackburn were on a Jet2 flight that had just touched down in Blackpool when they heard the pilot shout ‘evacuate, evacuate, evacuate’.

Smoke was visible above one wing.

Mr Fisher, a retired BAE Systems aircraft engineer, said he knew there was a problem when the Boeing 737 seemed to come in to land too quickly.

The 66-year-old, of Shorrock Lane, said: “You get lulled into a false sense of security because air travel is so safe now, but when it goes wrong, it goes horribly wrong.

“When the pilot touched the brakes, there was a lot of squealing from the starboard side. I think he must have cooked one of the brakes. The smoke was coming back over the rear of the wing.

“We knew there was something wrong because we could feel the judder.

“I am just glad this happened on the ground.”

Once the aeroplane had come to a stop, the passengers were asked to leave by the emergency evacuation slide. Father-of-one Ronald, who was flying with his wife, 57, from Alicante after spending a week in Benidorm, said: “It is the sort of thing you never expect to happen, but when it does, you just get out.

“You know it must be serious if the pilot tells you to evacuate because they shut the airport down, but the safety of the passengers has to be paramount.

“Most people kept really calm but there was an older lady who had had a hip operation and sliding down the chute did not do her any good.

“The cabin crew were absolutely brilliant though.”

An investigation has been launched by the airline to find out exactly what caused the flight to have to be evacuated at around 1.30pm on Friday.

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10:03am Mon 9 Jun 14

rudis_dad says...

How is being told to evacuate an aircraft in an emergency situation a "nightmare"? Surely it's the best thing to do! It's not like the airline were deliberately trying to inconvenience anyone.
How is being told to evacuate an aircraft in an emergency situation a "nightmare"? Surely it's the best thing to do! It's not like the airline were deliberately trying to inconvenience anyone. rudis_dad
  • Score: 62

10:31am Mon 9 Jun 14

Mikeee47 says...

pilots are damned if they do and damned if they don't,But always put the passengers safety 1st, that's what they train for and that's why they evacuated, For your info it was a hydraulic leak in the wheel well. 737s have auto brakes on landing and the fluid had leaked onto the starboard landing gear and onto the brakes too. Hydraulic fluid is the Blood of an aircraft, nothing works if they lose all pressure (flaps, gear, ailerons, rudder, elevator, trim) That guy might have worked for BAE yet has no understanding of an aircraft workings
The airport has to be closed when the airport fire team attend an aircraft, if they have another emergency who's going to attend that aircraft?
Sensationalism of the LET again. Ive seen 737s at the gate with smoking brakes, if the brake temp in the cockpit is ok the capt' wont act.
pilots are damned if they do and damned if they don't,But always put the passengers safety 1st, that's what they train for and that's why they evacuated, For your info it was a hydraulic leak in the wheel well. 737s have auto brakes on landing and the fluid had leaked onto the starboard landing gear and onto the brakes too. Hydraulic fluid is the Blood of an aircraft, nothing works if they lose all pressure (flaps, gear, ailerons, rudder, elevator, trim) That guy might have worked for BAE yet has no understanding of an aircraft workings The airport has to be closed when the airport fire team attend an aircraft, if they have another emergency who's going to attend that aircraft? Sensationalism of the LET again. Ive seen 737s at the gate with smoking brakes, if the brake temp in the cockpit is ok the capt' wont act. Mikeee47
  • Score: 51

10:41am Mon 9 Jun 14

Whydidtheybanme? says...

“I am just glad this happened on the ground.” - to say this guy worked for BAE, then this has got to be the dumbest statement of the year! I very much doubt you'd get brake judder whilst even 1 inch off the ground.
“I am just glad this happened on the ground.” - to say this guy worked for BAE, then this has got to be the dumbest statement of the year! I very much doubt you'd get brake judder whilst even 1 inch off the ground. Whydidtheybanme?
  • Score: 62

11:21am Mon 9 Jun 14

Sunny64 says...

They were all very lucky, and managed to keep hold of their duty frees, by the look of the photo.
They were all very lucky, and managed to keep hold of their duty frees, by the look of the photo. Sunny64
  • Score: 52

11:38am Mon 9 Jun 14

freddibnahsflatcap says...

I went to Benidorm once, it was just like Blackpool but with sun.
I went to Benidorm once, it was just like Blackpool but with sun. freddibnahsflatcap
  • Score: 47

12:21pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Steven Seagull says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
pilots are damned if they do and damned if they don't,But always put the passengers safety 1st, that's what they train for and that's why they evacuated, For your info it was a hydraulic leak in the wheel well. 737s have auto brakes on landing and the fluid had leaked onto the starboard landing gear and onto the brakes too. Hydraulic fluid is the Blood of an aircraft, nothing works if they lose all pressure (flaps, gear, ailerons, rudder, elevator, trim) That guy might have worked for BAE yet has no understanding of an aircraft workings
The airport has to be closed when the airport fire team attend an aircraft, if they have another emergency who's going to attend that aircraft?
Sensationalism of the LET again. Ive seen 737s at the gate with smoking brakes, if the brake temp in the cockpit is ok the capt' wont act.
Wow Mikeeeeeee, you're knowledge of all things aviation is nothing short of astounding (* doffs imaginary Cap).

With an interlect that would make Stephen Hawking look retarded I reckon you'll have a lingerie model quality girlfriend and would have people queuing up to bask in the glory of your superior radiance at social gatherings.

One of life's winners without doubt.

Good for you Mikeeeeeee.
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: pilots are damned if they do and damned if they don't,But always put the passengers safety 1st, that's what they train for and that's why they evacuated, For your info it was a hydraulic leak in the wheel well. 737s have auto brakes on landing and the fluid had leaked onto the starboard landing gear and onto the brakes too. Hydraulic fluid is the Blood of an aircraft, nothing works if they lose all pressure (flaps, gear, ailerons, rudder, elevator, trim) That guy might have worked for BAE yet has no understanding of an aircraft workings The airport has to be closed when the airport fire team attend an aircraft, if they have another emergency who's going to attend that aircraft? Sensationalism of the LET again. Ive seen 737s at the gate with smoking brakes, if the brake temp in the cockpit is ok the capt' wont act.[/p][/quote]Wow Mikeeeeeee, you're knowledge of all things aviation is nothing short of astounding (* doffs imaginary Cap). With an interlect that would make Stephen Hawking look retarded I reckon you'll have a lingerie model quality girlfriend and would have people queuing up to bask in the glory of your superior radiance at social gatherings. One of life's winners without doubt. Good for you Mikeeeeeee. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -39

1:21pm Mon 9 Jun 14

apple10 says...

What gets me is that the photo shows people strolling away from the plane. I thought they had an emergency. I would be running away like a bat out of hell.
What gets me is that the photo shows people strolling away from the plane. I thought they had an emergency. I would be running away like a bat out of hell. apple10
  • Score: 48

3:25pm Mon 9 Jun 14

noddy57 says...

rudis_dad wrote:
How is being told to evacuate an aircraft in an emergency situation a "nightmare"? Surely it's the best thing to do! It's not like the airline were deliberately trying to inconvenience anyone.
l would say it was a textbook emergency drill that worked very well under the circumstances.
[quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: How is being told to evacuate an aircraft in an emergency situation a "nightmare"? Surely it's the best thing to do! It's not like the airline were deliberately trying to inconvenience anyone.[/p][/quote]l would say it was a textbook emergency drill that worked very well under the circumstances. noddy57
  • Score: 19

4:12pm Mon 9 Jun 14

the usher says...

freddibnahsflatcap wrote:
I went to Benidorm once, it was just like Blackpool but with sun.
How I agree. When for a day visit once and that was enough!!!!
[quote][p][bold]freddibnahsflatcap[/bold] wrote: I went to Benidorm once, it was just like Blackpool but with sun.[/p][/quote]How I agree. When for a day visit once and that was enough!!!! the usher
  • Score: 37

10:56pm Mon 9 Jun 14

John05 says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Mikeee47 wrote:
pilots are damned if they do and damned if they don't,But always put the passengers safety 1st, that's what they train for and that's why they evacuated, For your info it was a hydraulic leak in the wheel well. 737s have auto brakes on landing and the fluid had leaked onto the starboard landing gear and onto the brakes too. Hydraulic fluid is the Blood of an aircraft, nothing works if they lose all pressure (flaps, gear, ailerons, rudder, elevator, trim) That guy might have worked for BAE yet has no understanding of an aircraft workings
The airport has to be closed when the airport fire team attend an aircraft, if they have another emergency who's going to attend that aircraft?
Sensationalism of the LET again. Ive seen 737s at the gate with smoking brakes, if the brake temp in the cockpit is ok the capt' wont act.
Wow Mikeeeeeee, you're knowledge of all things aviation is nothing short of astounding (* doffs imaginary Cap).

With an interlect that would make Stephen Hawking look retarded I reckon you'll have a lingerie model quality girlfriend and would have people queuing up to bask in the glory of your superior radiance at social gatherings.

One of life's winners without doubt.

Good for you Mikeeeeeee.
Knowing your stuff is better than talking a lot of nonsense about something while pretending to know about it. Why snigger at someone for having knowledge of a subject while thinking someone is clever for merely being opinionated about it?
The guy sounding intellectual doesn't look anywhere near as daft as your poorly punctuated, terribly spelled attempt at mockery of him, which is probably why he's happily married and gets invited to social gatherings while you sit at home on your own looking at **** on your computer.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: pilots are damned if they do and damned if they don't,But always put the passengers safety 1st, that's what they train for and that's why they evacuated, For your info it was a hydraulic leak in the wheel well. 737s have auto brakes on landing and the fluid had leaked onto the starboard landing gear and onto the brakes too. Hydraulic fluid is the Blood of an aircraft, nothing works if they lose all pressure (flaps, gear, ailerons, rudder, elevator, trim) That guy might have worked for BAE yet has no understanding of an aircraft workings The airport has to be closed when the airport fire team attend an aircraft, if they have another emergency who's going to attend that aircraft? Sensationalism of the LET again. Ive seen 737s at the gate with smoking brakes, if the brake temp in the cockpit is ok the capt' wont act.[/p][/quote]Wow Mikeeeeeee, you're knowledge of all things aviation is nothing short of astounding (* doffs imaginary Cap). With an interlect that would make Stephen Hawking look retarded I reckon you'll have a lingerie model quality girlfriend and would have people queuing up to bask in the glory of your superior radiance at social gatherings. One of life's winners without doubt. Good for you Mikeeeeeee.[/p][/quote]Knowing your stuff is better than talking a lot of nonsense about something while pretending to know about it. Why snigger at someone for having knowledge of a subject while thinking someone is clever for merely being opinionated about it? The guy sounding intellectual doesn't look anywhere near as daft as your poorly punctuated, terribly spelled attempt at mockery of him, which is probably why he's happily married and gets invited to social gatherings while you sit at home on your own looking at **** on your computer. John05
  • Score: 26

9:50am Tue 10 Jun 14

Steven Seagull says...

John05 wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Mikeee47 wrote:
pilots are damned if they do and damned if they don't,But always put the passengers safety 1st, that's what they train for and that's why they evacuated, For your info it was a hydraulic leak in the wheel well. 737s have auto brakes on landing and the fluid had leaked onto the starboard landing gear and onto the brakes too. Hydraulic fluid is the Blood of an aircraft, nothing works if they lose all pressure (flaps, gear, ailerons, rudder, elevator, trim) That guy might have worked for BAE yet has no understanding of an aircraft workings
The airport has to be closed when the airport fire team attend an aircraft, if they have another emergency who's going to attend that aircraft?
Sensationalism of the LET again. Ive seen 737s at the gate with smoking brakes, if the brake temp in the cockpit is ok the capt' wont act.
Wow Mikeeeeeee, you're knowledge of all things aviation is nothing short of astounding (* doffs imaginary Cap).

With an interlect that would make Stephen Hawking look retarded I reckon you'll have a lingerie model quality girlfriend and would have people queuing up to bask in the glory of your superior radiance at social gatherings.

One of life's winners without doubt.

Good for you Mikeeeeeee.
Knowing your stuff is better than talking a lot of nonsense about something while pretending to know about it. Why snigger at someone for having knowledge of a subject while thinking someone is clever for merely being opinionated about it?
The guy sounding intellectual doesn't look anywhere near as daft as your poorly punctuated, terribly spelled attempt at mockery of him, which is probably why he's happily married and gets invited to social gatherings while you sit at home on your own looking at **** on your computer.
Maybe you two could hook up and visit the dust museum together.
[quote][p][bold]John05[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: pilots are damned if they do and damned if they don't,But always put the passengers safety 1st, that's what they train for and that's why they evacuated, For your info it was a hydraulic leak in the wheel well. 737s have auto brakes on landing and the fluid had leaked onto the starboard landing gear and onto the brakes too. Hydraulic fluid is the Blood of an aircraft, nothing works if they lose all pressure (flaps, gear, ailerons, rudder, elevator, trim) That guy might have worked for BAE yet has no understanding of an aircraft workings The airport has to be closed when the airport fire team attend an aircraft, if they have another emergency who's going to attend that aircraft? Sensationalism of the LET again. Ive seen 737s at the gate with smoking brakes, if the brake temp in the cockpit is ok the capt' wont act.[/p][/quote]Wow Mikeeeeeee, you're knowledge of all things aviation is nothing short of astounding (* doffs imaginary Cap). With an interlect that would make Stephen Hawking look retarded I reckon you'll have a lingerie model quality girlfriend and would have people queuing up to bask in the glory of your superior radiance at social gatherings. One of life's winners without doubt. Good for you Mikeeeeeee.[/p][/quote]Knowing your stuff is better than talking a lot of nonsense about something while pretending to know about it. Why snigger at someone for having knowledge of a subject while thinking someone is clever for merely being opinionated about it? The guy sounding intellectual doesn't look anywhere near as daft as your poorly punctuated, terribly spelled attempt at mockery of him, which is probably why he's happily married and gets invited to social gatherings while you sit at home on your own looking at **** on your computer.[/p][/quote]Maybe you two could hook up and visit the dust museum together. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 23

6:23pm Tue 10 Jun 14

wilddog says...

Hope you got my baccy! Dont want that going up in smoke!
Hope you got my baccy! Dont want that going up in smoke! wilddog
  • Score: 14

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