4th May 2012, 00:20
In the best traditions of the "Rumour" network, this is what I have heard. Apparently the a/c hit a bird and had to return. No further detail.
Our troops are still sitting at Gove waiting to go to Cairns. The aircraft apparently returned to Darwin.
Glad I am on the one on Sunday :-)
4th May 2012, 01:27
What about the poor bird? :cool: Perhaps the LAME's were able to give it mouth to beak resuscitation. :p
4th May 2012, 01:39
The old "bird strike with a turn back." That would have to be one of the most feared maneouvers. Second to the dreaded 3 engine approach in the 747/380's.
4th May 2012, 01:42
Personally, I find the old "NO AUTOLAND" approaches the scariest :)
4th May 2012, 01:43
Our troops are still sitting at Gove waiting to go to Cairns.
I don't think so. :=
What about the poor bird?
Treat them like great whites...shoot the lot of them!
Speaking of birds, check out this exemplary performance after a birdstrike:
4th May 2012, 01:44
It hit a bird.
Returned to Darwin for inspection.
Cairns approx 30 min late.
Arrival under usual fanfare for a special flight of water cannons and Captain given keys to the city. Comparisions to Sullenburger already being thrown around. :D
4th May 2012, 02:20
Has anyone had the foresight to call the NT News ?
The Saturday paper is one of the better ones and this may just what they need for the front page.
Of course the article may just need a little more sensationalist flavour, we can make it that the aircraft clipped a crocodile just before lift off and had to circle and do a screaming turn to avoid a UFO before the emergency landing.
Read all about it !!
Breaking News | NT News | Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia | ntnews.com.au (http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/breaking-news/)
4th May 2012, 02:48
The old "bird strike with a turn back." That would have to be one of the most feared maneouvers
Well it was for these guys: