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Qantas Mid-air Fire Emergency  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12837 posts, RR: 17
Posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2970 times:

A plane carrying 14 people made a forced landing at Sydney Airport today after the plane's engine caught fire. A Qantas Dash-8 aircraft made an emergency landing about 11.30am. The NSW police said no one was injured and the plane landed safely. It is not known whether the plane had just taken off when it was forced to land. NSW police were at the scene this afternoon.

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User currently offlineAkumas From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 434 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

Ahh great, I've got to fly Sydney > Wagga Wagga return on a Dash-8

User currently offlineBMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

I'm just curious, how do you native english speakers define "forced landing"? When I hear that phrase, I immediately think of an off-airport landing site that's gonna be everything but comfortable.

An engine catching fire is of course serious, but putting a Dash 8 down with the other engine on a looong runway, would that be called a forced landing?


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User currently offlineDaumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 698 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

BMA: seems like you're getting mixed up with a hard and a forced landing  Smile

a forced landing means, he _had_ to go down. it doesn't say anything about the runway situation etc.

User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2017 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

My defintion of a forced landing is one that is made out of necessity, which means to say its not at its intended destination, and the flight would not land if not for this event.

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12837 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

A forced landing is a landing that has to made due to the safety of the plane and passengers/crew. The Qantas Dash-8 had to make a forced landing at SYD cause the plane and passengers were in danger

User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

The result of the inflight emergency or whatever we shall call it was the result of an oil leak, the hot oil touching metal components in the engine resulting in what appear to be an engine fire, as such it was a leak not an engine malfunction as per say. Qantas is investigating this incident on the behalf of CASA.

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