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QF 44 diverts to Broome

Old 16th May 2019, 13:31
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Disclaimer: Long time observer and not a pilot, first post.
I was wondering how long it would take to surface on here.
When they arrived early the other morning it sure as hell woke me up with a bang in Broome . A quick look on flight radar showed an A330 in a place it shouldnít be . The track, altitude and speed graph was not the normal for an arrival into Broome to say the least .They spent quite a fair bit of time at the end of the runway stationary before taxiing off and parking up near the CHC hangar . It would be interesting to have seen the brakes after that landing. Itís been moved in the last day and is definitely a big bird for Broome . I take my hat off to the guys/girls on the flight deck for doing an awesome job and getting it down in one piece in some ass puckering conditions. I canít wait to see it depart.

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Old 17th May 2019, 02:39
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Old 17th May 2019, 02:40
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Originally Posted by Camara View Post
It would be interesting to have seen the brakes after that landing.

Broome longer than runway 27 in melbourne, which A330s use everyday.
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Old 17th May 2019, 03:18
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Originally Posted by Gin Jockey View Post
Broome longer than runway 27 in melbourne, which A330s use everyday.
That may be the case, but given the urgency present here, it is highly likely the landing weight would have been significantly higher than landing at the end of planned flight.
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Old 17th May 2019, 04:40
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That may be the case, but given the urgency present here, it is highly likely the landing weight would have been significantly higher than landing at the end of planned flight.
Possibly at higher speed depending on failures too.
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Old 17th May 2019, 06:23
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That's a much better read than that tripe from another QF Captain...
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Old 17th May 2019, 08:42
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Originally Posted by Tankengine View Post

Possibly at higher speed depending on failures too.
Oui
FCCs out and flight controls degrade... Spoilers etc
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Old 17th May 2019, 12:35
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Are there any suitable taxiways or parking bays suitable for widebody wingspans or weights in Broome? Just curious, as an emergency landing will override this. I haven’t been there for years, but we used to have weight limits there for a 737-800.

Where did it park?
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Old 17th May 2019, 21:35
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Originally Posted by Capt Basil Brush View Post
Where did it park?

Northern apron. Just off/kind of on Charlie.
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Old 18th May 2019, 00:31
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Old 18th May 2019, 01:51
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Originally Posted by Capt Basil Brush View Post
Are there any suitable taxiways or parking bays suitable for widebody wingspans or weights in Broome? Just curious, as an emergency landing will override this. I havenít been there for years, but we used to have weight limits there for a 737-800.

Where did it park?
Yes and at a guess they'd be a little over
738 has higher psi so being lighter it can still have issues vs a bogey'd
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Old 18th May 2019, 23:43
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Qantas B767s have been in there half a dozen times for an overnight.
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Old 24th May 2019, 12:53
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Are there any suitable taxiways or parking bays suitable for widebody wingspans or weights in Broome?
Considering it was towed onto the runway with multiple observers prior to engine start, and required a guide for the turn around at the beginning of the runway I'd say not for wheel track. The taxi and take off procedure effectively closed the airport for the best part of half an hour. Advise to inbound aircraft - hold time unknown - advise latest divert time.

Given that the whole town seemed to know of the departure time in advance a NOTAM would have been nice.
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