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Old 29th Jan 2013, 05:32
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PAN BNE/TSV NOW QF.

There is a PAN out on a QF flight BNE/TSV. Anybody know anything?
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Old 29th Jan 2013, 05:41
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Landed Rocky 1531
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A mate of mine a radio buff on the Sunshine Coast rang me, asking what was going on, I had not a clue, but he reckons he heard PAN???????? He is normally on the ball, so must be something going on.??????????
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Old 29th Jan 2013, 05:48
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Heard on Sky News that a QF plane requested to land urgently.No more details.
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Old 29th Jan 2013, 05:49
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He was squawking 7700 and maintained 1000/9000 remaining hemispherical once departed from the Brisbane Townsville track. Pressurization perhaps ?

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Old 29th Jan 2013, 06:05
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Radio reporting medical emergency.

Nothing official from QF
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Old 29th Jan 2013, 06:24
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QF 974 YBBN YBTL Flight Aware track here:

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Old 29th Jan 2013, 06:49
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went from FL380 to FL 110 pretty quickly, so I'd think depressurisation ahead of medical emergency. QANTAS aren't saying or tweeting much.
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Old 29th Jan 2013, 07:05
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From the ABC News web site.

Qantas plane makes unscheduled landing
Tue 29 Jan 13, 17:45pm AEDT

A Qantas flight from Brisbane to Townsville has had to divert to Rockhampton due to a cabin pressure problem. QF974 took off from Brisbane at 2pm AEST today and was due to arrive in Townsville just before 4pm. Flight tracking shows the Boeing 737 descended from 40,000 to 10,000 feet just before 3pm. It touched down safely in Rockhampton this afternoon and will be checked by engineers. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau says the aircraft landed in Rockhampton due to a cabin pressure issue. Qantas is yet to confirm why it diverted.

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Old 29th Jan 2013, 07:08
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Seems like the media got very exicited because of some Twitter posts. Not great for all on board but pressurisation isues would happen everyday around the world.
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Old 29th Jan 2013, 07:41
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Watched in live on my i Phone via Flightradar24.
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Old 29th Jan 2013, 13:50
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Technology sure has evolved from the old days, I mean soon as they declared PAN I got an instant update on my iPhone from the app FlightRadar 24. You can pretty much watch these emergencies unfold live which is why the media are so quick on this stuff now.

I have a mate who works for Nine News and they got the squawk code straight away and followed its track to confirm its legitimacy then ran the story on the afternoon news, and the plane had not even landed yet!
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 01:59
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Jus' so you'all won't be disappointed now.....

"A QANTAS jet plummeted 9km in five minutes yesterday after its crew noticed the aircraft was not maintaining normal cabin pressure.

There was (sic) about 150 people on flight QF974 from Brisbane when the Boeing 737-800 lost cabin pressure and was forced to land about 45 minutes into their journey.

It is understood passengers were told to brace for a "rapid descent'' when the plane plummeted about 30,000ft in about five minutes.

Townsville resident Jason Henderson, 25, said it as (sic) an hour he would never forget after fearing for his life."

Read more: In-flight problem forces pilot into rapid descent | News.com.au

You'all have a nice day now....

p.s. Hey Journos....pay a little more attention to your 'granma'.....

Cheers...

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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:18
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It is understood passengers were told to brace for a "rapid descent''
The old "unintended consequences of a PA" trick. Sounds like the alleged "Emergency Descent" call made on the PA in an Ansett A320 over the bight. Good one for calming the pax' nerves...
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 03:03
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Clearly they should have told them to brace for a plummet rather than a rapid descent.
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 03:57
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Ahh, the P-word.

Any references yet to grim-faced pilots wrestling with the controls, just missed houses / school / hospital / aged-care facility, scared the kiddies, "thought-we-were-going-to-die", etc.?
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 13:13
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Hey Mr T.,

See remarks by one, allegedly, Townsville resident, Jason Henderson, aged 25...
NOT to be confused wif de TVL Refueller's cousin of de son in law...

Its ALL there....
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Old 31st Jan 2013, 01:19
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[QUOTE]..public who still listen to them will realise how frequent these relatively minor events are/QUOTE]

Not too sure that what would seem to be a depressurisation, the donning of oxygen masks and a subsequent Emergency Descent from FL400, whilst squawking code 7700, on a relatively busy airway would (or could) be classified as either "frequent" or a "relative minor event".

Depressurisation events have had some extremely serious outcome, the Helios event is one that firstly comes to mind.

Whilst journo's most definitely sensationalise these events, equally, on here, there are those that use a similar amount of gusto and fervour to trivialise them.

Anyway, great outcome, proves that money spent on training is not wasted.
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Old 31st Jan 2013, 02:22
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FFS, this is the OPPOSITE of the Helios accident.
Here the crew did an urgent but not "plummeting" descent in total control.
An incident report will be raised, not even a hint of "accident"
The ginger beers will be investigating the cause.
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Old 4th Feb 2013, 04:33
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Reason for depressurisation was Positive Pressure Relief Valve failed.

Internal failure.
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