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QF 44 diverts to Broome

Old 15th May 2019, 11:03
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QF 44 diverts to Broome

ok now I’m really surprised this hasn’t been raised in here before this.........

Apparently the first time a wide body Jet ( A330 ) has landed in Broome? ( didn’t CX take an A340 in there a number of years ago or was that Port Hedland?? )

https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation...ng-b881198138z


https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nat...534739ac256433


Edited......oops sorry Capn Bloggs

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Old 15th May 2019, 12:05
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...didn’t CX take an A340 in there a number of years ago or was that Port Hedland??
The CX A340 diverted to Port Hedland.
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Old 15th May 2019, 12:49
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Interesting. Been on a number(unsure if it was the same aircraft or different aircraft) of 330ís lately that have had cabin lighting issues. Lights have come on uncommanded to full bright and the FAP has reset.
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Old 15th May 2019, 21:34
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I believe it was electrical and the cabin lights were actually flashing on and off.
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Old 16th May 2019, 02:53
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disco plane. According to Flight Aware it's still in BME.
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Old 16th May 2019, 03:01
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disco plane. According to Flight Aware it's still in BME.
Must be the military lighting up their high power radar again...

At least it was only the lights this time!
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One generator, numerous messages, aural warnings that couldn’t be silenced and lastly no auto pilots. Not nice.
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Old 16th May 2019, 04:13
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Interesting, how long is it going to be kept there?
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Old 16th May 2019, 05:36
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Since I made the original post I’ve heard some little info basically what was said above.
Failure of ECMU 2 in a big way that took out a lot of AC and DC busses.

Well handled as you’d expect from the boys and girls at QF..
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Old 16th May 2019, 06:39
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and lastly no auto pilots.
What, no FO?
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Old 16th May 2019, 06:46
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Well handled as youíd expect from the boys and girls at QF..
As Iím sure many other crews from around the world could handle as well.
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Must be the military lighting up their high power radar again...
Is that the Chinese military you mean? According to Palmers UAP ads...

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The SkyGods have yet again done well:-)
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Originally Posted by ACMS View Post
Since I made the original post Iíve heard some little info basically what was said above.
Failure of ECMU 2 in a big way that took out a lot of AC and DC busses.

Well handled as youíd expect from the boys and girls at QF..
I donít fly airbus and would appreciate some factual observations without snide comments about the seriousness of this. Thanks
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The info I have which is basic,

ECMU 2 failed, AC and DC busses went offline, lights flashed, ECAM’s cautioned, APU’s wouldn’t start, resets didn’t help, A/P wouldn’t work, many issues apparently that shouldn’t have happened with just an ECMU 2 fail.

ECMU:- Electrical contactor and management unit.

I can’t tell you anymore details I’m sorry as I don’t know, the crew faced a serious situation at midnight half way into their flight, then they landed successfully.

Morno......I don’t work for QF and I’m sure we would all equally handle the situation.
Why can’t I congratulate them on a successful outcome?




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Old 16th May 2019, 10:24
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Because ACMS in this day and age we must all pander to acknowledging that everyone is equal and if someone broadcasts a respectful comment to one ‘party’ that indicates bias and favouritism and further shows you are marginalising all others.

We are are all equal in every single regard and those of us that are thin skinned will rise up and declare “hey you can’t say that”!

FFS morno, give yourself an uppercut



On another point ACMS you can say whatever you like. Im sure the crew involved would appreciate the compliment.
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On another point ACMS you can say whatever you like. Im sure the crew involved would appreciate the compliment.
Precisely.

Broome at night in an A330 is not an exercise one undertakes for amusement.
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Morno......I donít work for QF and Iím sure we would all equally handle the situation.
Why canít I congratulate them on a successful outcome?
I never said you couldnít. Iím sure they did a good job. Iím just not sure why we expect QF to be any better than anyone else.
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Itís been a while since I flew a bus.......
But, from memory thatís a BIG ecam checklist and potential (no pun) issue. Well done to the crew.
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Old 16th May 2019, 12:56
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What, no FO?
Lost his display units, no PFD. Down to one PRIM and SEC

Nice job lads
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