Funny you mention that - Cobham do operate a number of the 717's for Qantaslink
Cobham and the flight was destined to Barrow Island according to News.com.au | News Online from Australia and the World | NewsComAu,
From the pictures not sure what has 4 engines.
And this from fairfax using talkback radio as their primary sourcePassenger Jason Grimmett said the incident happened about 10 minutes after the plane took off."I was sitting right next to the engine, it looks like something blew outside the engine," he said.
"Fuel starting spewing out, caught alight - there was a bit of panic on board but the pilots were quite quick to react and cut fuel lines and then put it out.
"So we just turned around and came back in."
"As soon as it got up over the buildings, I could see a 20 metre or 30 metre trail of red and white smoke coming from the left hand engine," said another caller, Gary."It was climbing at the time and it just looked terrible, it looked like it was going to be a disaster."
No doubt the news reporters they worked hard to find some terror. :shock:In the news reports tonight it was reported that the pax were in terror and there were lots of tears.
Are Fluoros a bunch of softies or what.