Qantas turn around to JNB -27 Dec

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Qantas turn around to JNB -27 Dec

Unread post by akhalsm » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:16 pm

Noticed QF64 returning to FAOR (27/12/2018). Any idea why?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/qf64
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Re: QF64

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:41 pm

akhalsm wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Noticed QF64 returning to FAOR (27/12/2018). Any idea why?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/qf64
judging by the playback I think we can rule out
1) anything after takeoff related, like flaps not retracting or gear not retracting, since it was already over the ocean
2) not pressurization, because it maintains 33 000ft then 32 000ft for the diversion back
3) Probably not engine related as the GS out with tailwind, looks about right for GS back into the wind

so my guess is medical emergency on board or similar
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Re: QF64

Unread post by Only » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:46 pm

Romeo E.T. wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:41 pm
akhalsm wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Noticed QF64 returning to FAOR (27/12/2018). Any idea why?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/qf64
judging by the playback I think we can rule out
1) anything after takeoff related, like flaps not retracting or gear not retracting, since it was already over the ocean
2) not pressurization, because it maintains 33 000ft then 32 000ft for the diversion back
3) Probably not engine related as the GS out with tailwind, looks about right for GS back into the wind

so my guess is medical emergency on board or similar
My guess is it is ETOPS related. Some system probably did not come online and they tried to sort it out until they reached the ocean.
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Re: QF64

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:46 pm

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Re: QF64

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:48 pm

looking at the playback loop and the weather image I just posted.....possibly ETOPS related is correct.....lightning strike perhaps ?
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Re: QF64

Unread post by Trent772B » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:07 pm

Only wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:46 pm
Romeo E.T. wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:41 pm
akhalsm wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Noticed QF64 returning to FAOR (27/12/2018). Any idea why?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/qf64
judging by the playback I think we can rule out
1) anything after takeoff related, like flaps not retracting or gear not retracting, since it was already over the ocean
2) not pressurization, because it maintains 33 000ft then 32 000ft for the diversion back
3) Probably not engine related as the GS out with tailwind, looks about right for GS back into the wind

so my guess is medical emergency on board or similar
My guess is it is ETOPS related. Some system probably did not come online and they tried to sort it out until they reached the ocean.
Quads don’t do ETOPS, they do EDTO and I think QANTAS has exemption from EDTO rules.
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Re: QF64

Unread post by Jazzman » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:10 pm

Electrical failure, Some EADI’s lost and returned on standby instruments
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Qantas turn around to JNB -27 Dec

Unread post by Jasondn78 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:28 pm

Hi guys,

I know in the Flightradar24 thread, the turnaround was spotted and reported. I thought I mention here that a passenger onboard posted the following tweet. If true, it sounds rather serious.

Can anyone validate if this was indeed the reason for the return to JNB? If there was an engine issue, would DBN not been a better airport to divert to?
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Re: Qantas turn around to JNB -27 Dec

Unread post by frikie » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:07 pm

I think I saw somewhere there was a massive storm at FALE at the time. That would make FAOR best suitable alternate.
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Re: Qantas turn around to JNB -27 Dec

Unread post by ACE MAN » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:14 pm

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Re: Qantas turn around to JNB -27 Dec

Unread post by rudolphschar » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:43 pm

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Re: QF64

Unread post by V5 - LEO » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:48 pm

Jazzman wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:10 pm
Electrical failure, Some EADI’s lost and returned on standby instruments
.....wonder if they maybe had a lightning strike with all the bad weather around?????????
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Re: Qantas turn around to JNB -27 Dec

Unread post by GaryMortimer » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:37 pm

This was the turnaround, they didn't declare an emergency but did drop 100 knots briefly in the storm so my guess is a change of trousers was required.

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Re: Qantas turn around to JNB -27 Dec

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Re: QF64

Unread post by Jazzman » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:21 pm

V5 - LEO wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:48 pm
Jazzman wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:10 pm
Electrical failure, Some EADI’s lost and returned on standby instruments
.....wonder if they maybe had a lightning strike with all the bad weather around?????????
That’s a possibily I suppose. Had family on board, they were told that 3 horizon instruments had failed and returned on the standby! But again, second hand info

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