Another Deathstar problem today....

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  1. IainF

    IainF Member

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    Jetstar makes emergency landing in Bali - Breaking News - National - Breaking News

    A Jetstar flight from Bangkok to Melbourne has been forced to make an unscheduled landing at Bali's Denpasar Airport.
    A Jetstar staff member said the flight left Bangkok on Sunday night and had been due to arrive at Melbourne Airport at 9am (AEST) on Monday, but was instead diverted to Denpasar.
    Fairfax media has reported that the captain of flight JQ30 was forced to make an emergency landing at Denpasar after shutting down one engine as a precautionary measure after a fault was found.
    The plane landed about 6.45am (AEST) and all 302 passengers and 12 crew were still on board as of 8.30am, the Fairfax online report said.
     

  2. futaris

    futaris Established Member

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    Message posted Monday, 23 July 2007 at 10:00am AEST on jetstar.com
     
  3. futaris

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  4. futaris

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    Message posted Monday, 23 July 2007 at 11:00am AEST on jetstar.com
     
  5. serfty

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    I heard this was the NEW A330 (VH-EBE), only entering service about 3 weeks ago.
     
  6. futaris

    futaris Established Member

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    VH-EBE is the only one to start service a few weeks ago, according to Wikipedia.
     
  7. NM

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    Yes, that information is correct.
     
  8. NM

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    Note that JQ7992 departed SYD for DPS around 2pm. It is expected to depart DPS around 8pm local time to bring the disrupted passengers back to MEL.

    Also note that JQ17 (codeshare with JL5078 and QF325) SYD-KIX schedued for 11:30am today has been cancelled.
     
  9. futaris

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    Message posted Monday, 23 July 2007 at 2:50pm AEST
     
  10. simongr

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    They arent having a particularly good run are they?
     
  11. Mal

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    Jetstar just gets a huge amount of media attention, and has issues (mainly) because of their stretched fleet (rather than their safety record)

    If every plane mishap in the world was reported, then the newspapers would probably grow to double their normal size...
     
  12. simongr

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    I wasnt meaning to sound overly critical - I agree they get an unfair amount of press but they are not having proportionately to their fleet a particularly good run.
     
  13. futaris

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    Message posted Monday, 23 July 2007 at 7:50pm AEST on jetstar.com

    Anyone supposed to be on this cancelled flight? This would have been one of the take-a-friend for $3 flights, I think.
     
  14. pauly7

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    I agree, they are the media's favourite whipping boy at the moment. I mean when Virgin had their near miss a while (pretty damn serious) it barely got touched..
     
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