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The Love Doctor 5th Apr 2022 11:48

Rex emergency evacuation Melbourne
 
Jeez!

https://7news.com.au/news/melbourne/...port-c-6343594

anonfly 5th Apr 2022 11:54

I don’t know the Saab all to well, but is that “ jump” just the emergency exit?

kikatinalong 5th Apr 2022 12:02

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.

kika

Bull at a Gate 5th Apr 2022 12:36

Jumped “more than a metre”! It’s a wonder anyone survived.

gearlever 5th Apr 2022 13:44


Originally Posted by kikatinalong (Post 11210836)
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.

kika

Indeed, max pax number for SAAB 340B is 34 not 43.

PoppaJo 5th Apr 2022 13:59

Couldn’t have been a 737 as many flights yesterday only went out with 10 or less bodies. Definitely sounds like a Saab load.

blubak 5th Apr 2022 21:51


Originally Posted by PoppaJo (Post 11210868)
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

HappyBandit 5th Apr 2022 22:26

“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?

Matt48 6th Apr 2022 01:18

That 43 pax was likely a dyslexic 34.

Derfred 6th Apr 2022 01:20


Originally Posted by blubak (Post 11211083)
Flight was to King island so definitely not 737

Yeah, that sounds more like a Bonza B737MAX route...

Recidivist 6th Apr 2022 04:29


Originally Posted by Bull at a Gate (Post 11210845)
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.

SHVC 6th Apr 2022 05:00


Originally Posted by PoppaJo (Post 11210868)
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.

PoppaJo 6th Apr 2022 08:06


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11211203)
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.



RickNRoll 6th Apr 2022 09:45


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11211203)
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.

Jenna Talia 6th Apr 2022 11:43

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.

C441 6th Apr 2022 21:47

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.

Matt48 7th Apr 2022 01:00


Originally Posted by C441 (Post 11211665)
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.

MickG0105 7th Apr 2022 01:38


Originally Posted by Matt48 (Post 11211715)
Wonder if it was the same plane, was the same side.

Looks like -ZRK in Melbourne, -ZRI in Roma.

parishiltons 7th Apr 2022 02:27


Originally Posted by MickG0105 (Post 11211722)
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?

AmarokGTI 7th Apr 2022 11:34


Originally Posted by parishiltons (Post 11211733)
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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