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Old 6th May 2014, 02:27
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Angry OMG - we're all going to die!

"Breaking News" on ABC Melbourne Radio. Passenger on board aircraft rings in to announce that a VN flight from Melbourne to Vietnam takeoff was aborted and they were told it was an engine failure on no.2 engine.
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Old 6th May 2014, 02:33
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Is this the same one reported elsewhere as having blown multiple tyres in the process of pulling up - closing the airport? I'd venture to suggest that would grab the attention of the average SLF.
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Old 6th May 2014, 02:42
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What would said passenger prefer:

(a) Flight to continue with failed engine
(b) Boat trip instead
(c) Perfect world with no mechanical failures

Option (c) doesn't exist... Mechanical things are subject to failure. If SLF don't want to be exposed to said risks the solution is simple - DON'T FLY...

Be grateful your dirt cheap airfare still pays for competent crew who try to do the right thing to preserve the safety of their backsides (and in turn the pax backsides) at all costs.

Oh, and one more thing: I'm sick of hearing "OMG"....
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Old 6th May 2014, 02:43
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MEL now closed due VN A330 disabled at intersection of both runways.
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Old 6th May 2014, 02:50
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Old 6th May 2014, 02:56
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Not that I believe them but this is what is on the front page of the Age.

"An engine failure has spread fiery debris across a runway at Melbourne Airport, disrupting flights entering and leaving.

There was an engine failure aboard Vietnam Airlines flight 780 to Ho Chi Minh City as it took off on Tuesday morning, a Melbourne Airport spokeswoman said.


Debris and small spot fires were seen coming from one of the engines, the spokeswoman said.


No one was hurt but the aircraft came to a stop at the intersection of two main runways, disrupting flights, she said.
MORE TO COME"
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Old 6th May 2014, 03:20
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Its ALWAYS at the Intersection isnt it!!
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Old 6th May 2014, 03:33
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Flights have resumed.
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Old 6th May 2014, 03:34
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I heard that the pilot had begun rotation, and put the nosewheels back down to abort!
Was that an echo of "V1/Rotate" I heard?
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Old 6th May 2014, 03:36
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Chadzat, freakishly the one in Darwin last week missed the intersection!
(Photo HERE)


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Old 6th May 2014, 03:38
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There's an earlier thread for this already made 10 mins. prior to this.
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Old 6th May 2014, 03:38
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FY - Good work that man!

Ive had to hold and nearly divert for one before that decided to come to rest at the intersection. Not the drivers fault by any means just Murphy at work doing his usual.
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Old 6th May 2014, 05:04
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Was it taking off on 16 or 34?


Assuming the wind favoured it and discounting any debris on 34, could it not have been opened to LAHSO ops providing the disabled aircraft had passed the limit line?

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Old 6th May 2014, 05:23
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Runway fire sparks Melbourne Airport emergency

Runway fire sparks Melbourne Airport emergency
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Old 6th May 2014, 05:25
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rejecting after v1

ABC is reporting that a passenger stated that the nose had risen before the takeoff was aborted.
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Old 6th May 2014, 06:11
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The same in the NZ herald about the aircraft just rotating however, I don't know what is more likely;

A) Said passenger has no idea what they are talking about
B) Entirely plausible that said airline would reject after V1

Hmmmm.
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Old 6th May 2014, 06:14
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A passenger ce reported that I did a go around from 20' because there was an aircraft on the runway that was going to collide with us. I put very little faith in anything reported by passengers.

Perhaps the nose came up, perhaps it was simply the acceleration and feeling of the nose being high before the rapid deceleration and feeling of the nose going back down again. Either way, until the facts come out, trust little of what is reported.
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ABC is reporting that a passenger stated that the nose had risen before the takeoff was aborted
I would take that with a grain of salt. The acceleration when rolling down the runway gives the inner ear a sense of pitching nose up, particularly if there is not a good visual reference. So it might not have been true.
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Old 6th May 2014, 06:20
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Got to love the reporting in the media - Age, Herald Sun to name a few - NOT.

So far I have read, blown tyre, aircraft on fire, runway and surrounds on fire, possibly caused by engine blowing up, I could go on !

It seems to be a case of "what is the scariest headline we can use"
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Old 6th May 2014, 07:20
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How long was the airport closed for. Did anyone have to divert?
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