VH-BZF From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 865 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 27233 times:
Sorry, I currently don't have pic's, however I believe a friend of mine does - when they come to light or when I can get my hands on them, I'll share!
Also a little type-o, in my original post. That being that the aircraft were NOT allowed to be towed until the ATSB have completed their investigation! However further to that, because the incident/collision happened close to RWY27, I think the UA B747-400 was moved. It's also coming up to the afternoon rush, so the taxiway has probably had to be cleared for departing traffic?
Cheers - BZF
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Jetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 26672 times:
This sort of accident really should NEVER happen. That being said how will UA possibly deal with an aircraft out of service, being that they are running things pretty tight fleet wise? The cost to the airline must run into the $100,000's
Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 29169 posts, RR: 73
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 26545 times:
Quoting Halophila (Reply 9): What was the UA flight doing at MEL? I wasn't aware they had started flights to MEL again. Is this a diversion?
United never stopped their MEL service. They merely ended LAX-MEL non-stop and returned to LAX-SYD-MEL one stop service that also connects to the SFO-SYD flights.
Quoting Jetfuel (Reply 8): That being said how will UA possibly deal with an aircraft out of service, being that they are running things pretty tight fleet wise? The cost to the airline must run into the $100,000's
There is likely enough slack built into the schedule to handle 1 744 out for a short time and United's insurance will cover the damage
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
Lufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3282 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 26366 times:
If they have to they can send another a/c here for a while, transfer some pax to QF and transfer some PAX to NZ. It would be nice to see something different from UA here sent to cover. 772 or 763 maybe?
Digitalone From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 24917 times:
According to SMH.com.au, there were 99 pax and 14 crew onboard the UA flight. Assuming they are picking most of their pax and cargo in SYD, I wonder how ther crisis management fared in this event seeing that a lot of people will be waitng...