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Qantas 747-400 (EX-SIN) makes emergency landing in Singapore

Old 7th Nov 2010, 02:12
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The A380 Captain deserves First Class after the job he did. He did not do it all on his own Metro Man, he had the assistance of his F/O and the rest of his crew.
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Old 7th Nov 2010, 03:01
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How about this Qantas B747 uncontained engine failure 2 months ago?

Pictures: Qantas 747 uncontained engine failure-31/08/2010-Washington DC-Flightglobal.com


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Old 7th Nov 2010, 08:59
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Just in passing - this was a point very well made by Chesley Sullenberger in his autobiography, and full credit to him for doing so.

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Old 7th Nov 2010, 09:34
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The Captain was the head of the team and managed the resources available to secure a safe outcome. He made the decisions and took full responsibility for the consequences.

Whilst not wishing to diminish the contribution of the rest of the crew, who deserve considerable credit for a job well done, ultimately the Captain is the final authority.
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Old 7th Nov 2010, 10:22
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Great...he hatched a plan, made some decisions and took the responsibility for them.

Converting the cerebral into reality involved a team, which I bet he was grateful for...

Any good skipper would acknowledge that.

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Old 7th Nov 2010, 10:37
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I wish I could still be around to give them my support. Cheers, "Old Flight Engineer".
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