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Renamed & Merged: Qantas Severe Engine Damage Over Indonesia

Old 4th Nov 2010, 03:26
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Renamed & Merged: Qantas Severe Engine Damage Over Indonesia

Rumours coming out now.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 03:28
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False rumour. Apparently engine trouble and is turning back from Singaore.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 03:33
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This was what was on news.com.au

A PASSENGER plane believed to be bound for Singapore crashed on an Indonesian island.
Debris from a plane was found on Batam Island, according to media reports citing a police chief in western Indonesia, Japan's Kyodo news agency said.

The Jakarta Globe quoted Batavia Air's Riau office as saying the plane did not belong to them, but they thought it may have been a Qantas plane.
more to come ...
Scared the crap out of me for a minute.

Hope you're right Pat.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 03:39
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Looks like another engine incident. It appears at the moment that it may be just debris from the engine that has been found on the island. Plane has landed safely in Singapore. This is still all third hand info at the moment though.
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From the nz herald web site.

Airliner crashes in Indonesia - report - World - NZ Herald News

QF not confirming anything.

I hope this is just a media beat up over a non event.
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<H1>Reports of passenger plane crash on Indonesian island

Posted 3 minutes ago
A passenger plane, believed to be bound for Singapore, has apparently crashed on the Indonesian island of Batam, according to police and witnesses.
Witnesses told the Jakarta-based private radio station Elshinta and the private television network Metro TV they saw smoke coming from what at least one of them said appeared to be ''a big passenger plane''.
Not long afterward, an explosion was heard at 9.20am (local time) at the Hang Nadim International Airport on Batam Island near Singapore.
Police said the plane was believed to have been headed for the city-state.
Qantas says it has no immediate information regarding a reported accident involving a Qantas plane
</H1>other news comming out of the region.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 03:39
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This from Reuters...

(Reuters) - Qantas told CNBC television that a plane that crashed near Singapore was an Airbus A380. No other details were immediately available.

The plane can carry more than 500 passengers. Witnesses said they had heard an explosion over the Indonesian island of Batam.
Doesnt sound good
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 03:42
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SMH article here

Qantas Flight QF32: Emergency Landing Singapore | Engine Failure
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 03:43
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The SMH report is a bit contradictory:

A Qantas A380 has been forced to return to Singapore's Changi Airport after pilots were forced to shut down one of its four engines.
QF32 was bound for Sydney when the engine failed.
A Qantas spokesman said the problems were with engine number two. She did not know why the engine had to be shut down.
The incident sparked widespread rumours over the internet through PPRuNe, that the plane had crashed, which Qantas said were wildly inaccurate.
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thank christ for that. Thanks for posting the update waren.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 03:48
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Sky News retracted earlier reports and confirmed QF32 landed back at Singapore.

No clarification on the "explosion" and "debris near a shopping mall" reports.
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sky news now showing pictures of debris on batam.
Perhaps part of engine cowl?
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 04:04
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some good sized chunks of debris. Possibly the engine exploding and cowling detached as a result.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 04:07
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classic QF response from unnamed source that there is no suggestion that the debris is from a QF aircraft.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 04:12
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Uncontained no2 engine failure.
Pics up at ANET taken from cabin show pretty substantial wing damage may be very lucky there was no wing fire.
Glad to see all down ok..good work.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 04:13
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Classic QF response from unnamed source that there is no suggestion that the debris is from a QF aircraft
That is very true. They are scant on information when people most want it and I am not for one minute defending this tactic. However in this scenario, when the aircraft had not even been on the ground 20 mins (ie maybe not even at the terminal yet depending on fire services inspections etc), would you really expect them to give any more details? Do they even know any more details as yet?
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 04:13
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Pic from in the aircraft

Taken from a post on airliners.net

Yfrog Photo : yfrog.com/0quh4dj - Shared by ulfw
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What Sky News is showing right now, is a large !!!! piece of metal.

The people standing near it gives an indication of the size.
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Just watching ABC 24 and Olivia Wirth from QF public affairs could not confirm that the pics of the debris on Batam were from the QF aircraft

Looked like SQ debris to me
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more pics here

Qantas: No Crash / Explosion | Plane Lands In Singapore | QF 32

Sorry already posted above
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