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A bad couple of days in Mount Isa

Old 3rd Apr 2021, 00:39
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A bad couple of days in Mount Isa

From one of the pax trying to get home from the Isa to Brisbane on Thursday. First aircraft (717) went U/S with an inability to get one engine started so pax and crew forced to stay an additional night in Mount Isa and wait a full day for the next QF service on Good Friday. Pax nearly depart on that 737 when it is forced to reject the takeoff with a bat strike to the right wing leading edge causing “substantial” damage. QF to their credit dispatched another 737 from Brisbane arriving back at 2 AM today. The description of the extent of the damage came from one of the engineers sent to assess it. Nobody’s fault and situation well handled by the crew. The same might not be said for the ground staff who didn’t quite grasp the realities of being stranded without food, transport and accomodation on “Good” Friday.
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Old 3rd Apr 2021, 03:37
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Originally Posted by flying-spike View Post
From one of the pax trying to get home from the Isa to Brisbane on Thursday. First aircraft (717) went U/S with an inability to get one engine started so pax and crew forced to stay an additional night in Mount Isa and wait a full day for the next QF service on Good Friday. Pax nearly depart on that 737 when it is forced to reject the takeoff with a bat strike to the right wing leading edge causing “substantial” damage. QF to their credit dispatched another 737 from Brisbane arriving back at 2 AM today. The description of the extent of the damage came from one of the engineers sent to assess it. Nobody’s fault and situation well handled by the crew. The same might not be said for the ground staff who didn’t quite grasp the realities of being stranded without food, transport and accomodation on “Good” Friday.

without food... sorry they obviously had bats nearby... oh wait....

as for the 717 going u/s. I wonder if a certain person’s legal team is adding that to the list....
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Old 3rd Apr 2021, 03:59
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Originally Posted by flying-spike View Post
.......... it is forced to reject the takeoff with a bat strike to the right wing leading edge ..................
Someone confusing Good Friday with Boxing Day?
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Not at all, definitely yesterday.
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Old 3rd Apr 2021, 04:47
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Originally Posted by flying-spike View Post
Not at all, definitely yesterday.
Sorry. A bit too obscure perhaps.

Boxing day..... cricket bats.
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Old 3rd Apr 2021, 05:56
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So where's the "news"? Aircraft goes tech at Mt Isa, obviously never happened before...
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Old 3rd Apr 2021, 05:58
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As it turns out it was a huge bustard. Just saw the video of the (substantial) damage.
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So where's the "news"? Aircraft goes tech at Mt Isa, obviously never happened before...
I think the poster is more alluding to the continued sub-standard service provided to these outback communities while still charging absolute top dollar.

The 737 bat-strike is just bad luck, can’t blame anyone for that.
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I think the poster is more alluding to the continued sub-standard service provided to these outback communities while still charging absolute top dollar.

The 737 bat-strike is just bad luck, can’t blame anyone for that.
Maybe the bat?
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Old 3rd Apr 2021, 08:28
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Originally Posted by WingNut60 View Post
Sorry. A bit too obscure perhaps.

Boxing day..... cricket bats.
ahh, now I get it!
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