Even reported today on Perth Radio 6PR, as the pilot got to Goulburn, realised that aircraft wasn't with him, so he turned around and went back to CB.....and, of course ....landed safely!!....on ONE 'propeller'...so it was reported.
I reeally fort fat most of dem pilots landed on a cupla 'weels'.....
so there has been; 1) a 400 into Weipa
http://www.torresnews.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=872%3Aemergency-landing-drama&Itemid=59 2) a 300 into Brisbane
faulty oil pressure indication 3) a 200 into Lord Howe Island
http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2011/10/19/qantas-turbo-prop-emergency-at-lord-howe-island/ 4) a 400 into Cloncurry
FADEC fail 5) a 400 into Brisbane?
failure at top of descent 6) now a 400 out of Canberra Qantas plane turns back after engine fails
Granted the Weipa one was back in 2008, but the last 5 have all been in the last 6 months or so. Whats going on??
............hey 'bloggsie' I think 99% of the population would know that the 'plane' in question here would belong to the 'aero' family Although make one land with no wheels then it could very well do some 'shaving' of the tarmac:-) I read the hapless pax would be re booked on the next flight, all 74 of them I assume back in another Dash 8 with it's original booked pax, could be cosy:-)
Anyway am surprised this thread is actually running, after all it is about QF & we can't have that now can we!
Wot was suprising is that this 'news item' was repeated throughout the afternoon in PERTH!!
Like, its really NEWS or sumphin'??
NO kindergarden / oldies nursing home involved, a 'normal' S/E ldg one would assume as nil 'other event' resulting from it ....the u/c remained 'attached'.....everyone 'deplaned' (That's 'got the splinters out'...) normally and safely.... Crew got to go home safely..... Where's the actual NEWS in the public interest???
Perhaps the item should have read something like, 'Despite having one propeller stopped (Journo's phrase...) this QANTAS employed pilot exercised his skill and training in the true QANTAS tradition and brought his stricken aircraft in to land safely, in truly adverse conditions'.....
Now, something like that COULD be 'blown out' to a whole column on a 'slow news' day I reckon....
When did this happen? Yesterday evening (Friday about 7pm) a Q400 came in and made all sorts of weird noises when the props went into beta. They were also doing full power runs on a Q400 around 11pm at the maintenance base there.
Location: Wherever the hotel drink ticket is valid
For once it seems that the event has been given proper attention - a short, fact based item without sensationalised passenger descriptions or half a page of "Qantas planes have recently ......." etc.
Heard about the incident from a friend a looked it up online - noticed that the piece had been moved off the page just a few hours later. Surely this is roughly the attention such items deserve - a straightforward report that says it happened, was dealt with by the crew and now everything's back to normal. It's news because it's mildly out-of-the-ordinary, not because some wannabe pilot hack journo tried to take it up a few notches with vivid yet impossibly inaccurate third party descriptions and an attempted link to any other incident with a red tail involved.
Canberra is for the 35 ILS-Y: MIN MAP GRAD 5.0% TO 3200FT THEN 2.5% One of the steepest, if not steepest in Southern Hemisphere
Don't get too excited UITA. Quite a few airstrips in PNG have slopes greater than 5%, and that's the strip. You don't even want to think about a go-round. And who knows what they get up to in the Andes, the South Is of NZ, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Indonesia etc.
5% = 2.86 degrees, i.e. slightly less than the ILS you just came down. To put it in perspective, the 34L Katoomba One Departure out of Sydney requires a gradient of 5.9% to 2500' and a full [max ZFW] 747 going to Singapore will do that at reasonable temperatures [up to 30 degrees at least] on 3 engines.
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Probably more due to them now having 24 Q400s at what, 2000hrs per year at least?
Thick end of 50,000hrs per year plus some engines around 10,000hrs = law of averages.
Q400 is finicky at best, especially the non Next Gen which the majority of the QF fleet are.
Not sure how many of these have been "engine go bang" instances, certainly the electric bits have bad days and the guys have a QRH for the light or message and they follow it. Remember this is QantasLink - independent thought is prohibited - QRH says shutdown, you shut down - or pineapples follow - had enough very good driver mates f@cked over for using common sense and good system knowledge.
CBR has always been a favorite place to lose a donk, for a start the beer is colder, the hotels are warmer, and you can always go to the War Memorial to see blokes that really lost a donk. Yeah, we never minded losing a donk in CBR.