Registered Users have the option of removing this and all other advertisements.  More


Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource!
(Click HERE for a welcome message from our founder.)

Our site contains tons of information that is guaranteed to improve your travel experience. Be it tips on how to fly in First/Business at a reduced cost, smart ways to earn more points, the best way to use your points, cheap deals, hand-picked hotel recommendations, detailed trip reports. A good place to start exploring our site is HERE.


We hope you find the information useful and decide to join our online community. Joining AFF is fast, simple and ABSOLUTELY FREE - so why not join now by clicking on the REGISTER link, and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

If you experience any problems, please Contact Us.

Once registered, this box will disappear freeing up more space on your screen! And you will see fewer advertisements :)
Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 75
From Crikey.com Qantas Boeing 'wrinkled' in hard landing in Darwin Qantas is in damage control this morning trying to hide a Qantaslink Boeing 717 that was so severely damaged in ...
Share             
   
  1. #1
    Moderator serfty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    MEL
    Posts
    30,938
    FF Prog
    QF WPNZ*GVA WPHHDPCG

    My Travels
    Flights Recorded
    946
    Miles Flown
    1462386
    Days in Aircraft
    141
    View my Flight Map

    AFF Verified Airline Status
    Virgin Status
    Platinum
    What's this and Why?

    Post Qantas Boeing [717] 'wrinkled' in hard landing in Darwin

    From Crikey.com
    Qantas Boeing 'wrinkled' in hard landing in Darwin

    Qantas is in damage control this morning trying to hide a Qantaslink Boeing 717 that was so severely damaged in a hard landing at Darwin last Thursday that it may be a write-off, writes Ben Sandilands.

    No reports, no photos, no survivor interviews, indeed no recognition of any sort has appeared in the media for almost four days. No-one was injured in the "incident" that dared not show its face until an inquiry into it was officially listed on the air safety data base today.
    ...
    The air safety investigator says on its website that "On final approach the aircraft entered an area of high sink and made a heavy landing. Wrinkling was later found in the aft fuselage. Damage: Substantial".

    ...

    If the damage leads to a write-off it will be the first time this has happened to any passenger jet of size in Australia.
    The rest of this article is for Crikey subscribers only. Subscribe now for instant access.
    Some more here on PPRuNe:

  2.    Sponsored Links





    Registered Users have the option of removing this and all other advertisements.  More



  3. #2
    Posting Enthusiast oz_mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    16,168
    FF Prog
    QF FF, Velocity, MH enrich

    My Travels
    Flights Recorded
    1
    View my Flight Map

    Re: Qantas Boeing [717] 'wrinkled' in hard landing in Darwin

    Any indication of which aircraft it was?

  4. #3
    Moderator serfty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    MEL
    Posts
    30,938
    FF Prog
    QF WPNZ*GVA WPHHDPCG

    My Travels
    Flights Recorded
    946
    Miles Flown
    1462386
    Days in Aircraft
    141
    View my Flight Map

    AFF Verified Airline Status
    Virgin Status
    Platinum
    What's this and Why?
    By the science of omission; it seems that VH-NXE's most recent op was QF1944 GOV-DRW on Thursday. Nothing since.

  5.    Sponsored Links



    Registered Users have the option of removing this and all other advertisements.  More



  6. #4
    Posting Enthusiast oz_mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    16,168
    FF Prog
    QF FF, Velocity, MH enrich

    My Travels
    Flights Recorded
    1
    View my Flight Map

    Re: Qantas Boeing [717] 'wrinkled' in hard landing in Darwin

    The media seem mysteriously quiet if this event occured. Given they normally get in a lather over anything remotely safety related with regards to QF. While NJS are the operator, you'd think that the fact that a red tail with kangaroo on it got bent would have them foaming at the mouth.

  7. #5
    Posting Enthusiast simongr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    14,229
    FF Prog
    QF P1, AA White, DJ/VA Gold

    Re: Qantas Boeing [717] 'wrinkled' in hard landing in Darwin

    No passengers in fear for their lives.... not good tv...
    I have my iPad... it is ... precious to me...

    So much concrete so little time...

  8. #6
    Established Member NYCguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    New York NY 10065
    Posts
    1,120
    FF Prog
    Don't fly commercial.

    Re: Qantas Boeing [717] 'wrinkled' in hard landing in Darwin

    Quote Originally Posted by simongr
    No passengers in fear for their lives.... not good tv...
    I'm surprised that the NT News couldn't whip it into some sort of narrowly-avoided major calamity.

    They need to send their Editor and a few journos to do some work experience at the Daily Telegraph, so that they can learn to correctly sensationalize a story.
    "Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business." - C. Montgomery Burns.


    First Class isn't a seat, it's a lifestyle.







  9.    Sponsored Links



    Registered Users have the option of removing this and all other advertisements.  More



  10. #7
    Moderator straitman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    SE Oz (Sale)
    Posts
    14,313
    FF Prog
    QF, DJ, UA

    My Travels
    Flights Recorded
    84
    Miles Flown
    98774
    Days in Aircraft
    9
    View my Flight Map

    AFF Verified Airline Status
    Qantas Status
    Platinum
    Virgin Status
    Gold
    What's this and Why?

    Re: Qantas Boeing [717] 'wrinkled' in hard landing in Darwin

    From the ATSB Web site.

    Aviation Safety Investigation Report - Active


    AO-2008-007: Aircraft Control; Darwin, NT; 7 February 2008; The Boeing Company, 717-200, VH-NXE

    Occurrence Details
    Occurrence Number: 200800641
    Location: Darwin
    Occurrence Date: 07 February 2008
    State: NT
    Occurrence Time: 2115 CST
    Highest Injury Level: None
    Occurrence Category: Accident Investigation
    Type: Occurrence Investigation
    Occurrence Class: Operational
    Investigation Status: Active
    Occurrence Type: Aircraft Control Release Date:

    Aircraft Details

    Aircraft Manufacturer:Boeing CoAircraft Model:717-200
    Aircraft Registration:VH-NXE
    Serial Number:55063
    Type of Operation:High Capacity Air Transport
    Damage to Aircraft:Substantial
    Departure Point:Gove NT
    Departure Time:unknown
    Destination: Darwin NT

    Abstract
    On final approach the aircraft entered an area of high sink and made a heavy landing. Wrinkling was later found in the aft fuselage. The investigation is continuing.
    cheers,
    Bill.

    Oz Fest #12 - Bay of Islands, New Zealand - Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25, 2015


    QFF Platinum (OW Emerald) LTSilver & 76.35% to LTG, Velocity FF Gold, UA Nothing (thank goodness), HHonors Diamond, PC Platinum Ambassador, SPG Gold, Hertz Gold No 1, Ansett -- nothing any more!

  11.    Sponsored Links





    Registered Users have the option of removing this and all other advertisements.  More



  12. #8
    Established Member Evan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    SIN / MEL
    Posts
    3,168
    FF Prog
    QFWP (+QP life), SQ, AA, PC plat RA

    Re: Qantas Boeing [717] 'wrinkled' in hard landing in Darwin

    Wow, even a "heavy" landing would not have created such damage i would have thought unless there was maybe some other issue with the airframe first ? Either that or heavy landing was a massive understatement, but if it had really been that amazingly hard you would think people would have been injured or there would have been people complaining to the news etc.

    I guess the investigation may throw up some interesting info about how MD95's/B717's are constructed.

    E

  13. #9
    Member stryker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    445
    FF Prog
    Star Gold
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Qantas Boeing [717] 'wrinkled' in hard landing in Darwin

    Quote Originally Posted by Evan
    I guess the investigation may throw up some interesting info about how MD95's/B717's are constructed.

    E
    Shouldn't be too many surprises there.

    There's still a lot of DC9's around.

  14. #10
    Established Member Mwenenzi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    MEL
    Posts
    1,801

    Re: Qantas Boeing [717] 'wrinkled' in hard landing in Darwin

    Registered Users have the option of removing this
    and all other advertisements.  More


    A little history of this bird
    05/09/2000 Impulse Airlines VH-SMH
    23/05/2001 Qantaslink VH-VQE
    25/05/2004 Jetstar VH-VQE
    25/07/2005 National Jet Systems VH-NXE
    date manufactured & airline operators before Impulse unknow. May have been new to Impulse
    Last edited by Mwenenzi; 11th February 2008 at 08:43 PM.

Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Network Aviation Plane grounded by Hard landing
    By oz_mark in forum Travel News
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 6th February 2014, 03:15 PM
  2. Qantas getting hard on RSA
    By N860CR in forum Qantas Frequent Flyer Program
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 26th January 2013, 08:44 AM
  3. Replies: 40
    Last Post: 14th December 2010, 12:45 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26th February 2009, 01:01 AM
  5. Free tickets to Die Hard 4.0 on Qantas - get in quick
    By Febs in forum Qantas Frequent Flyer Program
    Replies: 62
    Last Post: 2nd August 2007, 08:19 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


About Us

    The Australia Frequent Flyer is Australia's leading frequent flyer community and travel website.

    We are independently owned and not affiliated with any airline.

Follow us on

Twitter Facebook Google+ RSS


The Australian Frequent Flyer is a public forum. All posts reflect the personal opinion of the poster. These opinions are not necessarily shared by the Australian Frequent Flyer.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122