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Old 29th Apr 2014, 03:19
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MERGED: Aircraft on fire - Perth - photo of it in the air

Reports of an aircraft on fire after take off from Perth

- photo of it in the air with a glow or flames from one of the engines,
I'll leave it for others to decide how to describe it.

Said to now be safely on the ground again and it was "well under control"

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Old 29th Apr 2014, 03:24
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A cargo plane, 500N - and those blokes are going to get a right bollocking for using full thrust with afterburners. All's well that ends well.
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 03:35
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A cargo plane,
Not sure where you're getting cargo plane from, it was a Cobham RJ100 full of passengers.
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 03:39
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Surprised the hair dryer burnt so well.....
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 03:40
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A 146QT or an RJ-100? The media says the former.

Plane makes emergency landing in Perth
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 03:55
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A 146QT or an RJ-100? The media says the former.
VH-NJI operating NC1994 to Barrow Island. It was a passenger flight. Cobham doesn't operate freighters out of Perth.
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 04:07
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Good job to the crew.
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 04:10
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Self loading cargo

Seen a few ALFs go bang over the years but that's a speccy one.
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 04:15
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Stand by for the usual hysterical reaction from the media, especially with quotes from some of the pax.

And what Blueskymine said!
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 04:41
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Sir Edmond Halley is rather miffed.

It looks like Hayley's Comet
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 04:46
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29/4/14 Cobham BAe-146 Engine fire Perth to Barrow Is

VH-NJI dep Perth, check out the Webtrak. Eng #2 on fire.

Nicely handled


Plane catches fire at Perth Airport
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 05:25
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Witnesses have reported seeing the flames coming from the right engine
Looks a lot like the left engine to me.

Cobham operates aircraft on behalf of Qantas regional subsidiary QantasLink
And the BAe 146 ain't one of them.


Top notch reporting!
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 05:30
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Dancing Dog - Are you sure about that BAE146 fact?

Cobham - Freight Services
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 05:33
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At least the ABC got it right.

Plane engine catches fire after take-off from Perth Airport - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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I'm looking forward to the experts detailed analysis on this one.
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 05:35
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but freight services don't fall under the QantasLink brand.
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 05:43
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The media really do take the cake.

Video of interview with a passenger out the front of the airport,
asking all the hyped up questions trying to get a good quote etc.

The guy was quite cool even though he said he was a bit scared
but I thought didn't get caught up in the hoopla that the media
was trying to generate.


The heading on the video says it all
"cobham passenger terrified to see flames"
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 05:49
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Fancy that. According to one media report "the aircraft managed to turn back". Terribly tricky manoeuvre an asymmetric three engined turn!
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 05:51
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Well, it's all a big company play, isn't it? - with a dozen companies and subsidiaries that are still all owned by Qantas, when it comes to the crunch?
Cobham (formerly National Jet, to those who came in late, as the Phantom says) talk of "providing services" to QantasLink and Australian Air Express - but Qantas still owns them all.
Technically, you're correct, but it's all a big paperwork exercise designed to minimise tax and gain other financial "arms length" advantages.
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 05:52
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For those with Facebook you should be able to see this: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10204034004316961

Ignore his stupid "crash" title.
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