If I was on that flight and the engine did cut out then I would be worried but not that worried because we would have been flying over land and could have easily diverted to Hamilton Airport which looks like closest to the route which it takes. plus there was still the other engine to go on and the flight is only a 45 minute flight which if the engine did cut out about 30 minutes into flight then there should have only been 15 minutes or so left of the flight. and I'm presuming the aircraft was a Saab 340 aircraft. Any replys would be appreciated.
ZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7061 posts, RR: 12 Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2219 times:
15 minutes out. Would they have already started their descent? Hence diverting may not be a necesary alternative? (I.E. TOD for Hamilton would be well before the plane reaches TOD for AKL)
In saying that...
We do not know what went on in the flight deck in that occasion, best to wait and see what the report says before we speculate too much. As we all know, pilots are well trained for these situations and the main thing is the plane landed safely.
*I presume it landed safely as I didnt hear anything about it until now!
NZCH From New Zealand, joined Jan 2006, 119 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2165 times:
Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 1): 15 minutes out. Would they have already started their descent? Hence diverting may not be a necesary alternative? (I.E. TOD for Hamilton would be well before the plane reaches TOD for AKL)
They would have most proberlay started there decent into AKL by then, but still if it was a major emergency then the captain/s would have consided diverting to Hamilton wouldn't they or would they. I don't know.
What an absolutely disgraceful and inaccurate comment from the gutter industry that calls itself the press in this country. The Air France flight in Canada is a flight that REALLY "narrowly avoided disaster". An engine failure is NOT!
I totally agree with TG992. Its surprising what the medial will do to get peoples attention (well not really surprising).
I would be interested to know what the media describes as a near disaster
Not to flame the thread starter but these engine incidents happen every day around the world and they don't warrent any media coverage, unless of course there was an injury on board or the worst happened, the aircraft crashed.
Quoting NZCH (Thread starter): And now she says she has been angered by the customer service after the incident - someone from the company called her saying it was only turbulence which affected their flight.
Well sorry to tell this women, but these things can happen from turbulance
NZCH From New Zealand, joined Jan 2006, 119 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2124 times:
I have been on many flights with servier turbulence but just get on with it, I know the pilots are doing there best to fly the plane, and once I was unaccompanied Minor on a flight from Glagow Scotland to Manchester England with BA on a 737 400 I think, and our number 2 engine cut out during bad turbulence but the crew managed to get back working it was only out for several minutes.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21313 posts, RR: 60 Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2106 times:
Exactly, if turbulence is so severe that it disrupts airflow, the engine can stall. Sounds like nothing major happened (ultimately), and some woman who doesn't understand anything about airplanes is all bent out of shape because she was scared. I would have been scared too, but I wouldn't go to the newspapers about it.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
NZCH From New Zealand, joined Jan 2006, 119 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
Some people are scared of because of terroists or an aircraft problem but just put out of there minds or keep it to themselves, I'm always scared flying as unaccompanied minor but I just get on with it.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9170 posts, RR: 52 Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1883 times:
First off that is an interesting picture for the news agency to pick for a topic about an Air New Zealand incident.
I was in AKL that evening, but saw nothing. Overall an emergency landing because of an engine failure is not the end of the world, but it would scare a lot of people. Pilots are trained so well that instincts will kick in and checklists will be followed, but I can understand some tension in the cabin. It is possible that the flight attendant wasn't the calmest. There is only one flight attendant on the Saab 340 as would be the case on almost all New Plymouth-Auckland flights. Hopefully it won't be too much of an issue and that Air New Zealand will be able to find out the cause.
One thing that irks me is when companies lie or hold back information. An airline trying to belittle a concern like this woman's would make me mad. If I saw an engine fail (and on a prop, it is pretty easy to tell), I would want a reason. If I was given a simple explanation like turbulence, then I would feel as if I was lied to and be even more angry. This seems to be the case here, presuming that the reporting is true.
Oh well, I feel sorry for Air New Zealand. There seems to be some bad press floating around ever since the announcement of job cutbacks.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11657 posts, RR: 17 Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1694 times:
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Quoting Mr AirNZ (Reply 18): Quoting 777ER (Reply 15):
Please don't get me started on what I think of that discrimination rule mate.
Im a male and NZ staff and im more than happy with the rule. I hate kids and if it means I don't have a talkative 6 year old beside me then GREAT
Well if you don't like kids beside you then it obviously will suit you fine. I wonder what would happen to the male passenger at the arrival airport if they refuse to move, because they are offended by the request