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Mail - Ryanair u-turn on runway at Dublin




Northsideman

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More free advertising for O'Leary.
That must be the only U turn O'Leary has ever been associated with and god help the poor bugger that did it.
 

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More free advertising for O'Leary.
Its not really - because people will read it and think "safety". O'Leary himself has said that Ryanair's share price is more vulnerable to a major accident than anyone else's, and this story is a very low-level manifestation of what can happen in people's minds when they read stuff about Ryanair.
 
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NeilW

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It seems like quite a one-sided report on the incident. Not much defence or explanation from the Ryanair crew involved.
 

Orbit v2

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This appears to be similar to deciding not to take an exit off the motorway and instead do a u-turn.
Not quite, because at some airports that is exactly what you have to do (eg Knock). Still a potential embarrassment for them though. I agree with poster above - rather a one-sided report.
 

macnessa

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So whats the big deal? No aircraft is ever allowed to land whilst another is on the runway.

Just another attempt to undermine Ryanair by a British owned jingoistic rag.
 
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Why is a u-turn not called a n-turn?
Sounds like they missed the last exit and were backtracking to get clear of the runway as quickly as possible. Presumably no other aircraft could be allowed land while they were on the runway. Report a bit one-sided methinks.
 
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The DM had a big story some time ago about a Ryanair plane taking off with gaffer tape holding in the cockpit window.

It turns out that the sealant used on plane windows takes 24 hours o cure and rther than a plane sitting there, it is standard industry practice to cover up the sealant (to prevent it being removed in flight) with special duct tape.

The pilots at pprune.org were quite scathing about the DM, saying that the Ryanair fleet is exceptionally well-mantained and young.
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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Sounds like they missed the last exit and were backtracking to get clear of the runway as quickly as possible. Presumably no other aircraft could be allowed land while they were on the runway. Report a bit one-sided methinks.
t would still be a n-turn!

This isn't particular to Ryanair. Why are all u-turns not called n-turns?
 

neiphin

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It seems like quite a one-sided report on the incident. Not much defence or explanation from the Ryanair crew involved.
how could they defend their actions ?
 
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If you need an explanation for that, you need help. Think about it.
He referred to endangering safety - safety would have been endangered if the other aircraft had not been sent on a go-around.
 

seanmacc

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Had this not been a Ryanair plane I'm pretty sure it wouldn't of made the media.

These sort of F-ups are made regularly it just seems to me that when Ryanair is mentioned everyone jumps on it. Supposedly a lot of the seasonal charter plane make similar or worse F-ups during the holiday season because the pilots just aren't used to Dublin airport. This is a bit of a non-story.
 

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