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SIA 747-400 Makes Emergency Landing  
User currently offlineKrisworldB777 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 571 posts, RR: 3
Posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3076 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.

report from news.com.au

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User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

Not again, barely a month after a similar accident, it happened again? What's happening? Lucky for SIA, the plane had no significant damage!

User currently offlineQantasA3XX From Singapore, joined Dec 2000, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2908 times:

I so glad that nothing serious happen !!!

Thanks God !!!


User currently offlineJoewhi From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

Further info from Melbourne Age http://www.theage.com.au/news/2001/02/07/FFX30HFGUIC.html

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

Mmm. How the mighty do fall......

I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1519 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2898 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....

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

Bloddy hell. I am getting so depresed. What is happenning? I am so ashamed (but only for three minutes).

I suggest SIA pull up their socks at SIAE and get those planes fixed!

Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineSIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

anyone knows the reg #?

User currently offlineVH-EBV From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

Story now is that the engine wasn't on fire at all. Crew observed an orange glow in the engine due to the sunlight reflecting on a orange coloured seal.

Better safe than sorry! But not sure if the crew will be patted on the back by management.

User currently offlineFlyboy767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 3 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2771 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?

User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1032 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (15 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Apparently this was a false alarm...

User currently offlineKrisworldB777 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 571 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (15 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

Today's report reveals that they think that the alarm was caused by the sun reflecting on the engine in a strange way! Oh dear. What an embarassing mistake!!

User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (15 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2730 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.

Media games! Sheesh!


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (15 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2708 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.


User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (15 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2703 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).

But wait

****Breaking news****

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


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