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Virgin Incident at Hobart Airport

Old 6th Dec 2016, 23:40
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Virgin Incident at Hobart Airport

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Old 7th Dec 2016, 02:20
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Another Virgin incident in Darwin today too, surprised nothing on PPRuNe yet
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 02:41
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He said the “knock-on” effect to other flights in the Virgin Australia network would be minimal because they had sufficient aircraft to replace the damaged 737s.
If this is the case, VA cannot be gravelling that well. (Pun unintended)
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 05:38
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A Virgin Australia spokesman... “There was no safety risk during this time and engineers are currently inspecting the aircraft,” he said.
Except for the damage to two aeroplanes and the potential for injury to pax who could've been knocked to the ground or off stairs...
Where do the airlines find these clowns?
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 07:30
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Ken, they have spare aircraft because they don't have enough crew.
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 07:48
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Strewth! I bet those spare hulls weren't in Hobart or Darwin today, in which case the knock-on would be more than minimal. What are they running?
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 08:10
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At what time was the runway excursion at Darwin, during the middle of the night by any chance? Storm when through Darwin last night at around 11pm with lots of wind, rain and lightning and there happened to be a VA 737 unusually parked up on the ramp early this morning, was still there at midday.
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Arrived 2302 local last night
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 08:38
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One of the linked articles described the HBA incident happening during pushback.

Since when do they use pushback procedures at HBA???
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Old 7th Dec 2016, 08:49
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Mustn't have been VA's day, although it seems the ARFF got a workout!

Not long after the incident on the ground, another Va 737 took off and had to return to Hobart with flap problems. Only 1900m odd LDA at Launceston and 1800m at Hobart with a displaced threshold to add complexity. Literally ran out of parking spaces with two JQ aircraft and 3 VA aircraft on the ground at once.

Feel for the incident crew, everybody makes mistakes, so ease up

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Old 7th Dec 2016, 11:38
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Quote from a passenger
"Better that it happened on the ground than in the air"

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Old 9th Dec 2016, 05:31
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Worth having a look at the ABC news from Hobart on Iview-must have been a slow news days in the Apple Isle!

Interviewing the UNSW aviation expert for his considered opinion on the cause and outcomes of the incident!
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