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    Default Qantas QF17 747-400 SYD-EZE turns around after electrical fault/smoke in cockpit

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    the most dangerous part of a flight is not the take off or landing anymore, its when a flight crew member goes to the toilet

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    Built in 2003, http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b747-32913.htm
    Add to the insult, a domestic Qantas B737 was struck by lightning and forced to make a landing in NT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alessandro View Post
    a domestic Qantas B737 was struck by lightning and forced to make a landing in NT.
    Close, it was a QantasLink B717 operated by Cobham and it wasn't 'forced' anywhere, it completed the scheduled Alice Springs to Darwin flight!

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    is it imagination or is qantas having a run of bad luck? media hype?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeVee View Post
    is it imagination or is qantas having a run of bad luck? media hype?
    Bit of both, I think. They have had some problems, and that has focused the media's attention to every last nit-picking detail that you do not normally hear about. Lighting strikes are not uncommon, and you can't really blame the airline for them.

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    AJ, did QF have a flight out of South Africa ingest birds into a windmill just after takeoff? Maybe it was SAA - I just had a friend blog about it after the flight landed, but she was vague as to the carrier.

    Edit:: Found it: http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/w...y-bird-strike/

    Friend talks about it here: http://nonnygoesnative.blogspot.com/...1_archive.html
    Last edited by SYDCBRWOD; 11-17-2010 at 10:53 AM. Reason: Found it

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    The 717 is going to be ferried back to Perth empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYDCBRWOD View Post
    AJ, did QF have a flight out of South Africa ingest birds into a windmill just after takeoff? Maybe it was SAA - I just had a friend blog about it after the flight landed, but she was vague as to the carrier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AV Herald
    A Qantas Boeing 747-400, registration VH-OEI performing flight QF-64 from Johannesburg (South Africa) to Sydney,NS (Australia) with 171 passengers, was in the initial climb out of Johannesburg when the #2 engine (CF6, inboard left) ingested a bird. The crew shut the engine down, levelled off, dumped fuel and returned to Johannesburg for a safe landing about 90 minutes after departure.

    Qantas confirmed the bird strike and said, the engine received some minor damage to turbine blades. While as many passenger as possible will be rebooked onto regular flight QF-64 of Nov 17th, the remaining passengers are now expected to reach Sydney on the repaired incident aircraft with a delay of probably 28 hours depending on the progress of the repairs.
    Flight was leaving OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg. And it was evidently the exact same aircraft as this one with smoke in the cockpit - both registration VH-OEI.

    Source here
    Last edited by Spectator; 11-17-2010 at 11:52 AM. Reason: Added comment

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