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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138377
Last updated: 22 January 2017
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Type:Lockheed L-1011 Tristar C.2
Owner/operator:216 Sqn RAF
Registration: ZE704
C/n / msn: 1186
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Minor
Location:Edinburgh Airport (EDI/EGPH), Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Lothian -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Brize Norton (BZZ/EGVN)
A MILITARY plane sparked a full-scale emergency operation after a problem with its wings forced to it to circle Edinburgh Airport for over an hour in a bid to shed fuel.

The Tristar aircraft, which was transporting injured soldiers home, began to experience a problem with its wing flaps just after midday.

The pilot was forced to fly in circles with its gear down in a bid to burn off more fuel so that the plane would be lighter. It safely landed without issue just after 1pm.

A BAA spokesman said: "The plane has now landed without problem. It was a military jet, and it had an issue with its flaps. The normal procedure is to circle and burn off some fuel to ensure the aircraft is lighter for landing to avoid putting pressure on the brakes "



This is a photo of the incident in progress, taken from my bedroom window in central Edinburgh.

Revision history:

05-Sep-2011 07:37 saf7670 Added
05-Sep-2011 07:37 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
05-Sep-2011 09:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Sep-2011 23:17 feorag Updated [[Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]]
16-Feb-2012 00:29 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2012 00:30 Nepa Updated [Source]
05-Oct-2012 16:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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