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

Old 5th Nov 2010, 14:09
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Qantas 747-400 (EX-SIN) makes emergency landing in Singapore

Just heard it over the news.
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They mention QF 6.
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I wonder how many from yesterday were on that flight..
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 14:29
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Just heard it over the news myself. Bad week for Qantas!
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 14:39
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I wonder if QF will ground all their -400s as well?
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I wonder if AJ will use the "it was a problem with the engine manufacturing" line on this one !
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Given that QF had another issue with an 744 a couple of months ago and that all? their 744's are powered by RR (except the ER's) I assume we can expect a finger being pointed to RR.
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QF 6

I trust this is just coincidenced and not a sinister nature here, Top marks to the crew for a safe landing.
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Gray, Spot on about the crew, another top effort !

would love to know when the last checks were.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 15:28
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from the BBC

A Qantas airline jumbo jet has been forced to return to Singapore because of an engine problem.
The Boeing 747-400 turned back shortly after take-off from Changi Airport, airline officials said.
It comes a day after a Qantas Airbus A380 was forced to make an emergency landing at the same airport after one of its engines exploded.
Qantas grounded its six-strong fleet of A380s and an investigation is under way into what caused the failure.
The latest incident affected Sydney-bound flight QF6, which managed to land safely.
"Shortly after take-off the captain experienced an issue with one of its engines," a Qantas spokeswoman said.
No further details were immediately available.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 15:54
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3 qantas aircraft having engine troubles in such a short time - but no one else?

this might seem strange to me , but i would be asking the mechanics what they are playing at since its different aircraft types....
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 16:00
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but i would be asking the mechanics what they are playing at since its different aircraft types....
Well done Columbo, case solved in both incidents. It's all the engineers fault
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well Detective Clouseau , 3 aircraft from the same company , having `engine issues` in a short time - yet , no other company using the same parts has problems? i would be looking within rather than blaming others first.
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HalloweenJack - 3 qantas aircraft having engine troubles in such a short time - but no one else?

this might seem strange to me , but i would be asking the mechanics what they are playing at since its different aircraft types....
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My company's been averaging 2 engine related diverts/aborts/emergencies/etc per week. Nothing new or unusual. Actually surprised that it was only 2 per week. 10,000-15,000 flights per week so it's not unexpected.
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Yep, looks like another minor 'issue'. Indonesians might grow weary of all these unwanted donations by Qantas.

Sky News: Second Qantas jet in engine scare
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 17:04
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Another QANTAS 744 problem at LHR?

Watched today as the LHR fire service met another QF744 after landing on 27L at about 2pm. Precautionary?
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 17:21
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Misleading photo

Is this a photo of the incident that included exploding air bottles a while ago or in fact damage from an "engine scare"? If it is current / looks like more than a scare.

Sky News: Second Qantas jet in engine scare
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 17:26
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I think you're right. Sky News have underdone themselves by using a photo from the exploding oxygen bottles incident. Not even a note about it being a library picture. I wish I could say I was shocked.
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What engines do Qantas have on their 744s?
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Purely as a statement of fact:

I had to shut down six engines for real during my 46 years of professional flying and five of them were made by Rolls Royce.
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