Qantas turn around to JNB -27 Dec

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Re: Qantas turn around to JNB -27 Dec

Unread post by sparky1608 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:42 pm

Jasondn78 wrote:
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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FALE might not have the necessary maintenance crew/equipment available, FAOR best option as crew are familiar with it and that the airline operates from there so operationally would make more sense, all depending on the type of emergency ofcourse
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Re: Qantas turn around to JNB -27 Dec

Unread post by Kelerei » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:20 am

The turnback aircraft, VH-OEH, departed FAOR at 20181228T1917Z as QFA64D.

The normal December 28th flight was operated by VH-OJS and departed FAOR one hour behind schedule at 20181228T1750Z.

The aircraft are currently (20181229T0015Z) not being picked up by FR24, but FlightAware is producing the following estimation of their position. The two aircraft at the bottom of the map are VH-OJS and VH-OEH, with VH-OJS being the lead aircraft. The more northerly aircraft heading east is ZS-SXB operating SAA280 (FAOR-YPPH), and the aircraft heading west is ZS-SXC operating the return flight SAA281.

EDIT (20181229T0441Z): VH-OJS is descending into YSSY, and VH-OEH is being tracked from YMTG.
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Re: Qantas turn around to JNB -27 Dec

Unread post by MemyselfandI » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:15 pm

ETOPS ....Extended TWIN ops... 74's have 4 hanging out there :lol:
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Re: QF64

Unread post by wysiwyg » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:19 am

Jazzman wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:10 pm
Electrical failure, Some EADI’s lost and returned on standby instruments
That was it. It's official.

"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."

Tracking devices indicate GS. Change of direction - tailwind becomes a headwind - change in GS. That's all .....
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Re: QF64

Unread post by wysiwyg » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:20 am

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Re: Qantas turn around to JNB -27 Dec

Unread post by Aquila » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:20 am

Just a note regarding ETOPS, it was changed to Extended Diversion Time Operations (EDTO) around 2012. This is basically a new set of rules which also now includes tri’s and quads and is based on Cargo Fire Suppression vs All Engine Operating speed or the other most Time Limited System vs diversion at One Engine Inoperative speed.
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