Any indication of which aircraft it was?
From Crikey.comSome more here on PPRuNe: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.
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Any indication of which aircraft it was?
By the science of omission; it seems that VH-NXE's most recent op was QF1944 GOV-DRW on Thursday. Nothing since.
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.
No passengers in fear for their lives.... not good tv...
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I'm surprised that the NT News couldn't whip it into some sort of narrowly-avoided major calamity.Originally Posted by simongr
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.
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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 Number: 200800641
Occurrence Date: 07 February 2008
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 Manufacturer:Boeing CoAircraft Model:717-200
Type of Operation:High Capacity Air Transport
Damage to Aircraft:Substantial
Departure Point:Gove NT
Destination: Darwin NT
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.
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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.
Shouldn't be too many surprises there.Originally Posted by Evan
There's still a lot of DC9's around.
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
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