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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2010, 07:35:46 PM »

Thomson TCX952P had to turn back to Manchester due to the smell of sulfur/ash in the cockpit. I have recorded audio describing the problem and will post it soon.
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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2010, 08:02:06 PM »

Posted over here: http://www.liveatc.net/forums/atcaviation-audio-clips/tcx952p-turns-back-to-manchester-uk-(egcc)-after-smelling-ash-in-the-cockpit/msg43721/#msg43721
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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2010, 10:34:13 PM »

This is why airplanes and volcanic ash and dust don't mix:

On June 24th, 1982, a British Airways 009, Boeing 747-236B G-BDXH (cn 21635/365) "City of Edinburgh", was enroute to Perth, Australia, when it flew into a cloud of volcanic ash and dust. The result was heavy damage to the airframe and flame-out of all four engines. The crew was able to restart the engines and land safely in Jakarta.

"The result of a forensic investigation into the incident was to change pilot training around the world. Engineers at Rolls-Royce found that the engines had seized up because the plane had flown through a cloud of volcanic ash."

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-431802/The-story-BA-flight-009-words-passenger-dreads-.html

Below is a photo of the aircraft involved, Boeing 747-236B G-BDXH (cn 21635/365) "City of Edinburgh". After the incident, she was repaired and returned to service.
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