Showing posts with label Red Wings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Red Wings. Show all posts

22 July, 2019

The Red Arrows and BOAC...........

A truly spectacular sight in the skies over the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday, July 20.

Spectators at the world’s largest military air show delighted at a fly-past by a specially decorated British Airways jumbo jet and The Red Arrows.

Flight BA100 lead the display at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday, July 20 and was flanked by nine Hawk jets belonging to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, who trailed British Airways' signature red, white and blue colours.

The special Boeing 747 has been painted in the airline’s predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) livery to mark British Airways’ centenary this year.

More photos below. 

24 August, 2018

Red Wings Tu-204 in engine fire drama caught on video

A Russian Tupolev Tu-204 belonging to Red Wings had to turn back immediately after taking off from Ufa in Russia on Wednesday after a fire in one of its engines.

The dramatic incident was caught on video by one of the passengers on flight 808 heading to Sochi, which has been posted to social media. Sparks and flames can be seen emanating from the left-hand engines just moments after taking off at 1704 local time.

From early reports, the pilots of the Tu-204, registration RA-64050 were alerted to the fire by both a fire warning alarm in the cockpit and by air traffic control at the airport.  The Pilot requested an immediate return to the airport as the engines inbuilt fire extinguisher failed to quench the flames. 

Some passengers recorded the incident on mobile phones, whilst others seemed panicked by the unfolding situation, however, most remained surprisingly calm.  The aircraft, which is nine years and four months old then landed a few minutes later and was greeted by a full complement of the Ufa's fire service. In one of the videos, jets of foam can clearly be seen spraying over the affected engine, dousing the flames successfully as well as the fuselage. Passengers and crew evacuated the aircraft via emergency slides once the fire was put out and no injuries have been reported.