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Thomson jet makes emergency landing at Cardiff, flaps issue

Discussion in 'Latest Airline News' started by Lee Ferrara, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Lee Ferrara

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    A "full emergency" was called at Cardiff Airport this evening after a Thomson plane had difficulties landing - 24 hours after a similar drama with another of the holiday company's flights into the Welsh capital.

    According to the South Wales Aviation Group the flight, a Thomson Boeing 757 from Lanzarote, suffered problems with the landing flaps on its wings at around 7pm this evening.

    It is believed the plane had to make an emergency "pan pan pan" call to the airport's control tower - which is one step down from a mayday call - but later landed safely.

    Cardiff Airport confirmed a full emergency was called as Thomson flight TOM6707 from Arrecife in Lanzarote approached the airport, and local emergency services were called but there were later "no problems on landing."

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    The same aircraft Reg: G-CPEV was involved in the emergency the previous day on a flight from Alicante to Cardiff with the same problem. The aircraft was still on the tarmac some 20 hours after Sunday's emergency. This aircraft is "stationed" at CWL for the summer and I am flying on it next Sunday 30th June to Lanzarote!!!!
     

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