How to Land an Airbus A330 Without Any Engine | Flying on Empty | Air Transat Flight 236

How to Land an Airbus A330 Without Any Engine | Flying on Empty | Air Transat Flight 236


Both engines of an Air Transat Airbus A330 flame out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Find out what the pilots will do to save their plane.

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100 Comments on "How to Land an Airbus A330 Without Any Engine | Flying on Empty | Air Transat Flight 236"


  1. Hope you liked the video…
    New Air Crash Investigation episode coming next Friday!!
    Suggest me what accident to recreate next…

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  2. Sooo the Air Transat maintenance staff were not only unable to provide any assistance whatsoever, they're also the ones who caused the accident in the first place

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  3. This was pretty astonishing and an amazing job by the pilots. The passengers had to be a mess as that classic jet engine sound disappeared all together. Another nice production. It would be great if you could include more actual dialogue between the pilots and ATC. Thanks.

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  4. Ilp tuen off the tight engine then and try to land thwm and i always sucess

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  5. the entire maintainance crew at AIR TRANSAT should be EXECUTED for their neglence.
    those pilots are hero's.

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  6. Very nicely done, but you shouldn't put sad music over something like this that didn't result in any tragedies.

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  7. Again and again we see flight crew interpreting negative data as 'false warnings" or system malfunctions. As a layman, I can only read this one way, that flight crews are regularly bombarded with false warnings and thus become anaesthetised to them, or it's simply rank stupidity. If the dash on your car tells you that your engine is overheating, your 1st reaction isn't – "oh crap, another false alarm".
    I don't know, I'm not a pilot, though my step-son is. But even he is loath to discuss his work openly. Sad, but I think full auto is but one or two bad (perhaps terrorist/suicide) incidents away, and then the whole piloting community will regret being such a closed-shop.

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  8. I Love this video. Because all Survive No Bad. Fly With Volando Vacios Perfecto. But i am also dream of this Plane. Thank You. The Flight Channel.

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  9. What’s with the Canadians and fuel. Not the first time! Are they fond of gliding big jets with passengers onboard….

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  11. There's a lot more to this story and it was a lot closer to disaster that it seems….like they couldn't immediately locate the airport, and found it with only about 15 minutes of altitude left. The landing speed was way too high and they had only emergency braking, so the wheels locked up and all tires blew after only 410 feet. It broke the plane, people were injured, but at least it was minor. There's a 45 minute video/TV show here on YT. Definitely worth a watch.

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  12. What struck me is the lead mechanic having misgivings about the part to be installed but was overruled by someone riding a nice desk.

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  13. FO: So we lost half the fuel (due to a leak in right engine).
    Captain: Lets balance out the plane and fix the problem.
    FO: How ?
    Captain: Lets lose the other half too

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  14. Wow.. that was seriously a scary one. First, fuel was leaking on the right and then the situation got worse by transferring some of the fuel from the left to the right. And then the right engine went out, followed by the left. Geezz… can't imagine being on that plane crusin' with all engines out 😟

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  15. Why is it that they were able to glide so far & so long but other planes that lose engines go down immediately or shortly after?! Is it type of aircraft, what altitude I'm sure plays a part as well? I don't know, just curious!

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  16. How come all fuel emergencies have experienced glider pilot's as captains? I mean this accident and Air Canada 143. Both Canadian too!

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  17. Can you do a video when they where on a plane and santa was next to them through the window

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  18. The videos are great but when you have 2 different languages the foreign language obscures the english and makes it very hard to follow

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  19. This is one my favourites. I love watching the ending part when the plane was gliding 360 towards the airport with no background music.

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  20. I’m from Montreal, Canada, where Air Transat was created and I had seen M. Robert Piché and he dedicated his book to me about this adventure. It was a true honour seeing him in person and seeing his last flight just before his retirement was absolutely amazing.

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  21. The company I worked for ( 30 + years ) makes these Ram Air Turbines. Not the first time they saved many lives.

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  22. https://youtu.be/1FqR_FafJqg?t=704
    Skilled pilots are so important. As it is in many other situations throughout human being's actions! You do the same all the time in order to turn the situation but without seeing any effect… We all can learn from it for our lifes! If we want a change-effect we have to evaluate our actions. No change of action – no change of effect… it seems so simple – but obviously people often are stuck.

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  23. So modern airplanes aren't equipped with exterior lamps that can illuminate the wings & behind to allow the crew to see a fuel leak?

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  24. Pretty sure I watched all the Air crash investigator shows n this guy shows tons of crashes beyond what that show did.

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  25. The investigators were shocked to learn that the First Officer was not peddling hard enough nor fast enough to maintain proper trim on the rear horizontal thrasher flip-flaps, resulting in a first class passenger spilling some of his martini. He countered the accusation saying "I was too busy trying to land the plane to worry about that." The investigative committee didn't buy that excuse for a moment, charging him $27.37 in martini and Laundry fees. Plus a fine of $100 citing the "because we can" rule as justification. To date he has paid a button, a dirt encrusted life-saver, and some pocket lint towards the debt.

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  26. What this film does not say the Pilot was an experienced glider pilot his skills brought that plane down.
    It landed travelling at 200 miles an hour I read years ago and every tyre blew out.
    Had there been any fuel on the plane they would all have died in a huge fireball.the pilot was awarded one of the highest aviation awards ever given. To those who criticise imagine brining a massive plane in with no functions you only get one chance to get it right and he did. To me and millions of other people he is a hero

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  27. After this incident, the aircraft was given it's nickname as the "Azores Glider." It now has a cult following of people seeking to photograph it.

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  28. Unbelievable that it glided for 120km, good lord.

    I would've thought rate of descent would increase in a glide situation, even though they had altitude on their side (and a few aviation angels flying on either side of the plane as well 👼 ✈)

    I'm telling you man, I'm secular in my beliefs but it's times like these vs times like JAL123 wherein you've gotta ask yourself "what makes the "forces that be" decide which plane will crash and kill 500+ passengers and which one will glide for just over 60 miles with no thrust whatsoever"?

    Some weird shit going on in the skies, and I'm not talking bout uuurrrrplanes!! 😳😳😳😳😳

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  29. Despite the errors with gauging the extra fuel "usage…."

    Talk about having the right people at the controls.

    What impressed me the most was their flying around to lose altitude
    (Or as Buzz calls it; "Controlled falling) and almost a perfect touchdown.

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  30. Good job saving the plane but I dont understand : you are above the ocean at night, you suspect a fuel leak but send the fuel left in your plane to where you suspect a leak…. Sorry this is nonsense and the pilot shoudnt have followed the procedure…

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  31. I don't care what the investigations say…the pilots are heroes!. 100s of lives would have been lost if it wasn't for their amazing gliding and landing skills.

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  32. Pilot Error ??  I bet nobody on that Plane would blame those two guys for anything…They Got That Plane down because of their skill and dedication…Pilot error my Arse…Damn heroes in My Book

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  33. I fly on this plane back 2007 at 3 years old my dad had pictures because he invested the accident and saw we were flying on this plane so he got a picture

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  34. A badly done maintenance job causing a fuel leak, both engines "flame out" at high altitude. Captain and his first officer's skill and training, made it to an airbase and landed safely, congrats

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  35. Always the same story. The computer indicates that there is a fuel leak on the right side of the aircraft. But the pilots don't believe it. Finally, they have conclusive evidence of the fuel leak because the right tank is practically empty.

    What do the pilots do: shut down the engine and fly to the nearest airport with one engine? Wouldn't you expect that from a sensible person? But no, the indication that the right tank is almost empty will again be a false indication! Then why do the pilots pump fuel from the left tank to the right tank? How absurd and an incredibly large risk .. This is about human lives and then you do not take any risks. !

    These pilots are anything but heroes to me. They have just been incredibly lucky. Their blunder could have very different consequences !!

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  36. Robert piche the captain had also smuggled in marijuana to the usa and served a prison sentence what a way to redeem himself

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  37. Someone please explain this…
    Captain is a experienced GLIDER PILOT.. with 16k hrs?
    I mean… it might turn into a GLIDER… but what does that mean?

    THAT is amazing.
    ABSOLUTELY.. AMAZING!
    No one touched nothin. No one did anythng stupid…
    THEY JUST… PUT IT DOWN. G E N T L Y!

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