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Old 5th Apr 2022, 11:48
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Rex emergency evacuation Melbourne

Jeez!

https://7news.com.au/news/melbourne/...port-c-6343594
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 11:54
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I don’t know the Saab all to well, but is that “ jump” just the emergency exit?
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 12:02
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Pretty crowded SAAB if 43 people evacuated. Seems like an easy typo, but given the medias previous form maybe just trying to make it more dramatic than it was.

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Old 5th Apr 2022, 12:36
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Jumped “more than a metre”! It’s a wonder anyone survived.
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 13:44
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Originally Posted by kikatinalong View Post
Pretty crowded SAAB if 43 people evacuated. Seems like an easy typo, but given the medias previous form maybe just trying to make it more dramatic than it was.

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Indeed, max pax number for SAAB 340B is 34 not 43.
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 13:59
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Couldn’t have been a 737 as many flights yesterday only went out with 10 or less bodies. Definitely sounds like a Saab load.
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 21:51
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Originally Posted by PoppaJo View Post
Couldn’t have been a 737 as many flights yesterday only went out with 10 or less bodies. Definitely sounds like a Saab load.
Flight was to King island so definitely not 737
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Old 5th Apr 2022, 22:26
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“I was sitting there enjoying the pre-flight safety talk and a bit of smoke came out of one of the motors, it didn’t look exactly normal,” passenger Ryan Morris told Sunrise.

“The pilot came out in a bit of a rush and we got told to evacuate.

“I was a little bit stressful, but they did a great job getting everybody out one piece, it was great.

Where do they find these animated passengers?
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 01:18
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That 43 pax was likely a dyslexic 34.
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 01:20
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Originally Posted by blubak View Post
Flight was to King island so definitely not 737
Yeah, that sounds more like a Bonza B737MAX route...
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 04:29
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Originally Posted by Bull at a Gate View Post
Jumped “more than a metre”! It’s a wonder anyone survived.
Well, I've had a total knee replacement, so a jump from that height would be pretty serious for me. In fact, to have a random sample of 34 people jump from that height with none suffering injury is better than I would have thought statistically likely. Well done.
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 05:00
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Originally Posted by PoppaJo View Post
Couldn’t have been a 737 as many flights yesterday only went out with 10 or less bodies. Definitely sounds like a Saab load.

If your info is correct, would appear the 73 op is not hitting the targets expected.
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 08:06
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If your info is correct, would appear the 73 op is not hitting the targets expected.
Getting a tad off topic but a few issues in Rex land at the moment.

They raised airfares. Now priced above Virgin and on par with Qantas. I don’t think that is a wise move for a number of reasons. I recall Sharpie being very vocal about pricing his business like Jetstar, with Qantas service. Now they are trying to do the latter with pricing also.

Secondly OOL is seriously underperforming, to the point that they might as well exit the market. Serious issues at hand if your only pulling 5-20 bodies per flight, and Virgin is filling a whopping 14 flights a day consistently. Virgin are currently the biggest player out of the Gold Coast to Melbourne and Sydney.


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Old 6th Apr 2022, 09:45
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Originally Posted by SHVC View Post
If your info is correct, would appear the 73 op is not hitting the targets expected.
You can tell when the REX 737 flights are because Virgin will suddenly have a very cheap fare compared to the rest of the day. I was going to fly REX but backed off when none of the seats was occupied.
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 11:43
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Excess fuel feed before light-off during engine start can cause a flame throw with smoke or just smoke without the flames from the exhaust at the rear of the engine. Normally a non event.
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Old 6th Apr 2022, 21:47
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And a not quite so 'emergency' similar event in Roma….
Brisbane Times

In a similar incident in south-west Queensland on Wednesday, passengers on board a flight from Roma Airport to Brisbane were told to disembark after smoke was spotted coming out of the plane’s left engine.
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 01:00
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And a not quite so 'emergency' similar event in Roma….
Brisbane Times

In a similar incident in south-west Queensland on Wednesday, passengers on board a flight from Roma Airport to Brisbane were told to disembark after smoke was spotted coming out of the plane’s left engine.
Wonder if it was the same plane, was the same side.
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 01:38
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Originally Posted by Matt48 View Post
Wonder if it was the same plane, was the same side.
Looks like -ZRK in Melbourne, -ZRI in Roma.
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 02:27
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Originally Posted by MickG0105 View Post
Looks like -ZRK in Melbourne, -ZRI in Roma.
Neither of which seem to have made it to the ATSB reports page (as of posting). I wonder why?
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Old 7th Apr 2022, 11:34
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Originally Posted by parishiltons View Post
Neither of which seem to have made it to the ATSB reports page (as of posting). I wonder why?
Earlier in the year Qlink couldn’t get the gear down on two consecutive RPT sectors in South Australia, same aircraft. That didn’t get a look in either.

My point being that not everything gets investigated at any airline. The ZRK issue is now on ATSB page however.

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