KrisworldB777 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 571 posts, RR: 3 Posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2422 times:
A SINGAPORE Airlines jumbo jet bound for Singapore returned to Melbourne today after a warning light indicated an engine was on fire.
Flight SQ228 left Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport on schedule at 5.20pm (AEDT) carrying 212 passengers and 20 crew, a spokesman for the airline told AAP.
He said soon after leaving Melbourne an engine warning light indicated one of the engines was on fire.
He said the plane returned to Melbourne and landed safely at 6.30pm (AEDT).
An airport spokeswoman said a full emergency was declared and airport fire services stood by.
The plane was now parked at the southern end of the airport.
"Passengers are not being evacuated and everything is under control," spokeswoman Bianca Polidori said.
"It appears that there was no fire in the engine."
Melbourne's ambulance service said it was called to assess passengers after they disembarked from the Singapore Airlines jumbo.
"While some passengers were a little nervous everyone was calm and no-one required medical treatment from the two teams of ambulance paramedics or transport to hospital," said ambulance service spokesman Paul Holman.
He complimented the airport on its emergency plan, saying it had worked extremely well.
Air Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1519 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2244 times:
Let's wait and see how is SIA's PR team going to react this time... Hope they've learnt something from the SQ6 experience... Glad nothing serious happened... might've just been a false engine fire alarm... but still....
Flyboy767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2117 times:
This is kind of weird. I heard on the news that members of the crew saw flames shooting out of the back of one of the engines...I don't think anybody's sure exactly what happened, I've heard four different stories now. Which one is it?
Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2076 times:
The jokes that were buzzing around my office today were that inept SIA crew "thought" an engine was on fire by seeing a trick of the afternoon light.
SIA's image is not looking good if the plebs in the office are all commenting about it. Obviously, the SIA crash in Taiwan is still fresh in everyones memory.
I think that the crew did a good job in returning back to the airport as prompt as they did. Whilst many may say a 747-400 can fly with 3 engines, the crew would not have known whether the warning lights functioned properly, even if they used the extinguishers and shut the engine down.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2054 times:
Had the engine been shut down, say, because it was running a bit hot, or the oil system was messed up, they could have decided to go on with the flight, I expect. But fire is another animal entirely. Even if they had 20 engines, you do not continue the flight if there is even the slightest thought of a fire aboard.
Brissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2049 times:
I find it hilarious how the media will print or air anything that may be able to be pushed to the extent of full sensationalisation.
What I find even funnier, is how people, especially on these forums react to such sensationalised bullshit. (Even though it didn't happen to a great extent on this thread).
A Tu-154 belonging to the Novosibirsk-based Sibir Airlines has just made a landing at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, without incident. This Sibir Tu-154 landing has re-inforced the fact that the Tu-154 is an unsafe aircraft upon which to fly, and that aviation standards in Russia are pisspoor