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Whittle
12th Nov 2010, 10:19
Apologies .. but I guess it's topical at the moment ...

from 'The West Australian' November 12 6.30pm

A Qantas jet carrying 234 passengers was forced to return to Perth today after its crew detected severe vibrations in an engine.
The Boeing 767 was ascending just minutes after take-off when the captain declared an emergency, contacted air traffic control and requested permission to return to Perth.
The plane, which was bound for Melbourne, landed safely.


Qantas booked passengers on other flights but a spokesman said they could be delayed by up to five hours.
Engineers are examining the plane tonight.

Avitor
12th Nov 2010, 10:40
Qantas again! I type from a neutral position however, have other airlines had similar engine problems of late?

Whittle
12th Nov 2010, 11:16
Evening take-off - could have been a bird strike I suppose - we'll see

Keg
12th Nov 2010, 11:37
Avitor, any carrier with a fleet the size of Qantas is having these sorts of failures from time to time. Some years ago the in flight shutdown rate for QF was significantly less than the world average. Perhaps it still is. At the moment the microscope is on QF so you're hearing about them more than perhaps you did in the past.

Avitor
12th Nov 2010, 12:04
Avitor, any carrier with a fleet the size of Qantas is having these sorts of failures from time to time. Some years ago the in flight shutdown rate for QF was significantly less than the world average. Perhaps it still is. At the moment the microscope is on QF so you're hearing about them more than perhaps you did in the past.


I see your point, Keg and thank you for your observations.

Torquelink
12th Nov 2010, 12:19
Powered by GE CF6-80C2B6 before any journo has another go at RR!

MR WOBBLES
12th Nov 2010, 14:18
why is this news

Boston
12th Nov 2010, 14:35
A380..
B747..
B767..

..Well done crew.. put that in the news!

Brutus
12th Nov 2010, 18:26
Powered by GE CF6-80C2B6 before any journo has another go at RR!

What was the rego?

regitaekilthgiwt
12th Nov 2010, 19:46
rego was OGW :ok:

Grundoon
12th Nov 2010, 20:10
A QF 767 returned to Perth following "some vibration" in the #1 engine.

Qantas plane forced to turn back to Perth (http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/qantas-plane-forced-to-turn-back-to-perth-20101112-17rdy.html)

No big deal except for the media, and maybe the pax.

Brutus
12th Nov 2010, 20:18
lol, thanks.

topend3
12th Nov 2010, 23:07
:rolleyes::rolleyes:A disgraceful effort by the media to sensationalise a routine turnback. Channel 9 even did a "live cross" to Perth Airport...what a crock...

that chinese fella
13th Nov 2010, 00:34
Is the aircraft back on-line, so sight of VH-OGW at YPPH this morning?

Bullethead
13th Nov 2010, 00:43
There is a good reason you won't see VH-OGW in QANTAS colours anywhere soon and it's because this is it.

JetPhotos.Net Photo VH-OGW (CN: 31P-8414044) Private Piper PA-31P-350 Mojave by Andrei Bezmylov (http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6780643&nseq=0)

Regards,
BH.

Hempy
13th Nov 2010, 01:08
rego was OGW http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/thumbs.gif

The OG's only go between B and V..

TIMA9X
13th Nov 2010, 04:42
A disgraceful effort by the media to sensationalise a routine turnback. Channel 9 even did a "live cross" to Perth Airport...what a crock...Yep, for once I agree with AJ, video here... Video - Qantas boss defends safety record - The Sydney Morning Herald (http://media.smh.com.au/qantas-boss-defends-safety-record-2042099.html?from=newsbox)

Speaks well of the pilots....:D the way it always should be.

Short_Circuit
13th Nov 2010, 04:51
OMG I agree with AJ on this one, better go and have a bex.

blueloo
13th Nov 2010, 05:22
It was a fair bit worse than vibrations. Bits of metal out the back, and now waiting an engine change.

Short_Circuit
13th Nov 2010, 05:33
Thank you blueloo, I knew AJ had some kind of spin, just couldn't see it.
Metal out the back - turbine failure... again. Has it anything to do with the change of engine oil suppler they did this year?

ampclamp
13th Nov 2010, 06:32
It was OGG if that is important.

Dick N. Cider
13th Nov 2010, 06:52
Not that it particularly matters but 7 showed OGO under tow. Then again, it was at Sydney and the overhead shot of "the landing" was a 737-800.

OMG, don't tell me that journos just make it up as they go along?

Good work by all the crews. Nasty cluster but in the overall scheme of things...

DNC

Short_Circuit
13th Nov 2010, 07:26
My info says it was OG Ooh [email protected]:oh: