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16th Nov 2002, 10:04
Heard a Qantas 737 asking Melbourne Centre today for a diversion into Alice Springs. Anyone know the reason for the diversion?

Dan Kelly
18th Nov 2002, 13:23
Hot tip is to pick up pax stranded due to a 'busted bird'.

19th Nov 2002, 21:16
The usual.
Wx at destination. How exciting.

19th Nov 2002, 23:52
happens quite regularly on syd-drw and mel-drw services in wet due to wx at drw, and the requirmenet for a stopover in alice to pick up some more motion lotion...

MIss Behaviour
21st Nov 2002, 12:10
This may have been the diversion of the non-stop QF800 CS/DN flight to AS on the weekend due the two broken Smurfjets and quite a few stranded pax. Instead of arriving into DN in 2300-ish it arrived at 0300.

Wonder if the crew got a bit more than cheese & bikkies during the 6 hour flight? :eek: :eek:

Desert Flower
21st Nov 2002, 22:40
TWO broken Smurfjets? Now I know why they reckon BAE stands for Bring Another Engine!!! :)

Continue Approach
22nd Nov 2002, 20:04
If that was QF781; it had a tail strike at Ayers Rock on departure to Sydney. Called into YBAS for engineers inspection. Interesting to note that it got back here (Sydney) just about on time, despite the diverstion, the holding at Alice Springs and the half hour on the ground up there.