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Qantas aircraft smoke in cockpit in Port Moresby - 16th March

Old 16th Mar 2020, 06:43
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Qantas aircraft smoke in cockpit in Port Moresby - 16th March

Qantas Dash 8-400, VH-QOE returned to land after crew reported smoke in cockpit. According to NOTAM the aircraft is parked on Taxiway 'Foxtrot'

So what happens now? If the aircraft is not back in Australia with crew and Pax by the Prime Minister's deadline, do they all have to go into 14 day self quarantine.?
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 06:56
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Pax - yes

Crew - No
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 07:05
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Originally Posted by Office Update View Post
Qantas Dash 8-400, VH-QOE returned to land after crew reported smoke in cockpit. According to NOTAM the aircraft is parked on Taxiway 'Foxtrot'

So what happens now? If the aircraft is not back in Australia with crew and Pax by the Prime Minister's deadline, do they all have to go into 14 day self quarantine.?
Yes would be my answer! Not sure though🤔
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 07:10
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If they crew back (On GENDEC), no quarantine. If they passenger back, quarantine for 14 days.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 07:50
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Aircraft is parked on stand near the PX cargo shed, doesnít look like itís going anywhere tonight.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 09:05
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Originally Posted by Office Update View Post

So what happens now? If the aircraft is not back in Australia with crew and Pax by the Prime Minister's deadline, do they all have to go into 14 day self quarantine.?
There were only 8 passengers on board and they all got sent via Brisbane on a later flight
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 01:04
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So what happens now?
The Rascol's set fire to balus bilongim Q-Link
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 08:25
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May not be a hurry to move it given todayís announcement, aircraft is still in POM.

I would imagine that any engineers who come up to PNG to repair it would be forced into 14 day isolation when they get back to Oz, probably the same for the flight crew who ferry it back.
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 12:20
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Here's an idea! Sell the dash to Link PNG, they have just bought two, and now they have a potential third on the ramp; paint out the 'rat' and change the VH to P2, and a cash injection for Qantas in times of great need!,
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Old 19th Mar 2020, 11:41
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MEDIA RELEASE

PNG ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION COMMISSION INVESTIGATING SERIOUS INCIDENT INVOLVING QANTAS LINK AIRCRAFT IN AN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

The Chief Commissioner of the PNG Accident Investigation Commission (AIC), Mr. Hubert Namani today announced that the AIC was investigating a serious incident occurred on 16th March 2020, approximately 40 nautical miles South Port Moresby, NCD.
Mr. Namani said “On 16th March 2020 at 11.20 am local time, the aircraft, a twin-engine Bombardier Dash 8-400 aircraft operated by Sunstate Airlines Pty, Qantas Link flight QLK192D, departed from Jackson’s International Airport, Port Moresby, NCD, with destination to Cairns International Airport, Queensland, Australia.
“According to the information gathered at the initial stages of the investigation, approximately 20 minutes after departure, smoke was detected in the cabin of the aircraft, which led the crew to return to Port Moresby, where the aircraft landed at 11.46 am.
“No injuries nor damage were reported as consequences of this occurrence.”
Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation defines a serious incident as:
An incident involving circumstances indicating that there was a high probability of an accident and associated with the operation of an aircraft which, in the case of a manned aircraft, takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight until such time as all such persons have disembarked, or in the case of an unmanned aircraft, takes place between the time the aircraft is ready to move with the purpose of flight until such time as it comes to rest at the end of the flight and the primary propulsion system is shut down.
Being a signatory State of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, PNG has an international obligation to comply with Annex 13 provisions, which include independent and no-blame investigation of serious incidents.
The Civil Aviation Act 2000 (as amended) require these investigations to be conducted by the AIC with complete independence from any other Statutory organisation, to determine the circumstances and causes of accidents and incidents with a view to avoiding similar occurrences in the future, rather than to ascribe blame to any person.
Mr Namani said “the AIC team appointed to conduct this investigation will examine operational, technical, organisational and environmental factors involved in the occurrence, to establish the circumstances in which the occurrence happened. As part of its functions, AIC will also establish and make publicly available Safety recommendations to assist avoiding the recurrence of similar events, for the benefit of PNG citizens and for all users of this mean of transport.”
In accordance with International Standards, the AIC will issue a Preliminary report within 30 days.




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Old 20th Mar 2020, 00:11
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Originally Posted by Duck Pilot View Post
May not be a hurry to move it given todayís announcement, aircraft is still in POM.

I would imagine that any engineers who come up to PNG to repair it would be forced into 14 day isolation when they get back to Oz, probably the same for the flight crew who ferry it back.
flight crew exempt.......
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Old 20th Mar 2020, 16:30
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Assume the crew involved are back in Oz, balus stup long px hangar nau
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 01:18
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Aircraft still in POM. Surprised the rascols have not stripped the balus.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 10:38
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Balus im bagarup tru. Em i paiawut!*






*old jungle saying. "The aircraft is unserviceable. It is firewood."
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Old 7th Apr 2020, 23:54
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QF must have plenty of spare Dash 8-400 aircraft to leave this one sitting in POM. Mind you the parking fees are cheaper than Cairns
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 11:02
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Almost a month now,
Hope they did a 'dunny' dump and removed the inflight snacks; must be getting on the nose now inside the cabin
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 22:15
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Almost a month now,
Hope they did a 'dunny' dump and removed the inflight snacks; must be getting on the nose now inside the cabin
The PX boys would have taken care of the snacks quicksmart.

PX Engineers were supposed to be starting the engine change a week or so ago, not sure how that was progressing.
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Old 15th Apr 2020, 09:38
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Hasnít moved still parked outside the PX/Islands Nationair hangar.

Iím looking at it now whilst I pour a cold SP down from my balcony.

Anyone know exactly what caused the event?
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Old 16th Apr 2020, 07:48
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Sorry I couldnít get a better picture, CBs, TS and RA currently here.
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Old 20th Apr 2020, 06:42
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Q400 is now in the PX healing shed
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