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Rotor Work
16th Jan 2017, 06:36
From the Examiner

http://http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4405503/jetstar-issues-cause-frustration-video-poll/?cs=4093 (http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4405503/jetstar-issues-cause-frustration-video-poll/?cs=4093)

Jetstar passengers were forced to wait onboard an aircraft in the middle of the Launceston Airport taxiway after mechanical issues on Sunday afternoon.

The return flight to Melbourne was then cancelled.

A Jetstar spokesperson said the JQ741 Melbourne to Launceston faced an engineering issue on arrival.

“While taxiing to the terminal from the runway our pilots noticed an issue with the aircraft’s steering,” the spokesperson said.

“The pilots brought the aircraft to a stop on the taxiway and the passengers and crew waited on board until they could safely disembark the aircraft and board a bus to the terminal.” 2.5 hours.

The Banjo
16th Jan 2017, 07:34
Is this newsworthy? Yet another reason to gift Tassie to the Kiwi's and cut Australia's welfare bill.:ugh:

Capn Bloggs
16th Jan 2017, 09:25
A few lessons there...

16th Jan 2017, 19:27
Well I think it's newsworthy. The plane was stuck on the middle of the runway and someone had to purchase a set of stairs.

16th Jan 2017, 19:39
News report says taxiway, if correct what's the drama?

Pissed off passengers on a LCC. Never heard of that before. :E

17th Jan 2017, 02:51
Also, note how much the media love to say people were 'forced' to do this or that. No they weren't, they were asked to remain on the aircraft. No one tied them down with gaffa tape and screamed at them that they were not to move. Jeez. Not news.

17th Jan 2017, 08:52
Can't hotlink the video...
TV News coverage here.
Latest News (http://www.sctvnews.com.au/news/)
Look for Monday 16th, and then scroll to around 7:36.
Aircraft clearly on taxiway, appears a bus had to be sourced to transfer the passengers, still don't know why it took 2 hours for that.

17th Jan 2017, 19:29
Sunday Afternoon in Launceston..... surprised it didn't take longer.

Capn Bloggs
17th Jan 2017, 21:50
The airport's closed...let them walk! Oh wait, no yellow vests... :rolleyes:

17th Jan 2017, 22:12
No doubt this incident will lead to major airspace reform in Tasmania.

Good thing that YMLT has parallel taxiway!

17th Jan 2017, 23:06
News report says taxiway, if correct what's the drama?
No, Jetstar spokesperson said taxiway. News reporter said runway. Who're you going to believe😬