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Old 18th Jan 2023, 03:52
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QANTAS MAYDAY

Inbound to SYD.

https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/stat...-mayday-alert/
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Old 18th Jan 2023, 03:57
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Currently inbound Syd at 20,000ft and 367kts, ABC mentioned an engine problem, maybe one shutdown or at flight idle.
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Old 18th Jan 2023, 04:12
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Its a PAN not a MAYDAY
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Old 18th Jan 2023, 04:18
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Needs moar drama

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Its a PAN not a MAYDAY
OP thinks he's a youtuber or tabloid editor?
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Old 18th Jan 2023, 04:20
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They are actually squawking 7700 !
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Old 18th Jan 2023, 04:25
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Originally Posted by Sunfish
Well at least they got the numbers right…sort of.
Its a 737-800 with a picture of an A380 showing.
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Old 18th Jan 2023, 04:33
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Allegedly an engine issue. Landed safely.

https://www.theage.com.au/business/c...18-p5cdip.html
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Old 18th Jan 2023, 05:04
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I tuned into online ATC just in time to hear QF44 being handed from Director (East) to Sydney Twr. The twr controller acknowledged QF 144's Pan message before giving instructions.
(BTW - there were over 900 listeners tuned in to the frequency!)

Media is reporting a Mayday was initially issued but later downgraded to Pan.

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Old 18th Jan 2023, 05:16
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OMG, Sky News milking this one, "the unfolding emergency situation (for the plane that landed perfectly fine nearly an hour ago).
I might give an eyewitness account. I wasn't actually on board the flight, but I once was on a Qantas flight, but not NZ to Sydney.
GT's phone will be ringing HOT.
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Old 18th Jan 2023, 07:37
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Originally Posted by Sunfish
Allegedly an engine issue. Landed safely.

https://www.theage.com.au/business/c...18-p5cdip.html
The video on the above link shows both reversers operating on landing.
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Old 18th Jan 2023, 09:17
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Dave; not sure about that. Assuming I'm looking at the same video, you can only see the stbd reverser. I don't think the still shot before it is of the same aircraft.

As for theage describing the flight as "over the Pacific Ocean", unless my geography is at fault, that has always been the Tasman Sea.
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Old 18th Jan 2023, 11:25
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Dave; not sure about that. Assuming I'm looking at the same video, you can only see the stbd reverser. I don't think the still shot before it is of the same aircraft.
Apologies - I mean the videos in the first post from NewDaily, though one of them now seems to have been pulled.

I did grab this screenshot before it disappeared, showing both T/Rs deployed:



although it may be that this is just a stock video and not the landing in question.


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Old 18th Jan 2023, 12:35
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Looks like the issue occurred about 20 minutes after they reached FL35. AND they continued to SYD.
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Old 18th Jan 2023, 13:00
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Rest easy - the Melbourne Herald Sun has got to the root of the issue:


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Old 18th Jan 2023, 13:02
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Originally Posted by flynerd
Looks like the issue occurred about 20 minutes after they reached FL35. AND they continued to SYD.
There’s no ADS-B surveillance coverage over the Tasman from that point just after top of climb off the NZ coast until the signal was received again closer to Australia. It didn’t take them two hours to drift down to FL200, it’s just a straight line drawn between the gaps in the coverage.
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Originally Posted by dr dre
There’s no ADS-B surveillance coverage over the Tasman from that point just after top of climb off the NZ coast until the signal was received again closer to Australia. It didn’t take them two hours to drift down to FL200, it’s just a straight line drawn between the gaps in the coverage.
Ah, thanks. That makes more sense.
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Old 18th Jan 2023, 14:38
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This thread has further discussion on QF144 AUK to SYD.
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Old 18th Jan 2023, 15:32
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Looking forward to 1 minute of “Breaking News reporting” by concerned, serious looking “talking heads” followed by 10 minutes of insightful commentary from “traumatized passengers” and the necessary speculation by an “Aviation Expert” as to cause.
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Old 19th Jan 2023, 04:55
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Thorough investigation

https://www.theguardian.com/business...-losing-engine
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Old 19th Jan 2023, 05:26
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The same photo in my newspaper Dave says it shows where there is a panel missing



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