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DUR Airport Closed Due To A/c Incident  
User currently offlineA390 From South Africa, joined Sep 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5290 times:

http://www.news24.com/News24/South_A...a/News/0,,2-7-1442_2342699,00.html

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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5264 times:

Crap!!


That will be one of the Comair 737's then.

Hopefully not to bad.


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5254 times:
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This has caused chaos at JNB, a colleague of mine has been waiting to fly to Durban since early this morning and is still sitting there. He would have been quicker driving  Smile

BA 6203 scheduled arrival at DUR was 10:10am, it is now 1pm. One passenger was taken to hospital suffering from shock.



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineA390 From South Africa, joined Sep 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5173 times:

Airline statement

Quote

Flight BA 6203 incident at Durban International Airport

Johannesburg - Wednesday 18 June 2008. A British Airways flight BA6203 (operated by Comair) flying from Johannesburg to Durban encountered extremely bad weather upon landing in Durban earlier today. The aircraft hit a wet patch on the runway and skidded resulting in one of the wheels ending up off the runway as the plane was brought to a stop.
There were 87 passengers and 6 crew on board the Boeing 737-300 and no-one was injured. Passengers and crew have disembarked and are being debriefed by the flight crew and have been offered Lifeline counselling. Most passengers have now left the airport and continued on their journey, even though road traffic has been gridlocked outside the airport due to the bad weather.
Initial assessments indicate that there is very minor damage to the aircraft. The incident is currently being investigated and the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has been notified.
Durban airport had been closed earlier this morning due to the poor weather but had been reopened to allow aircraft to land. The airport has since been closed again while the aircraft is being removed from the runway.
Further updates will follow later today.

Ends
Glenda Zvenyika

Communications Manager

Unquote


User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1776 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5082 times:

How bad must it have been for the crew to have been offered the Lifeline counselling?


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4968 times:
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Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 4):
How bad must it have been for the crew to have been offered the Lifeline counselling?

The report contains some bad English but I think it was only the passengers who were offered counselling.



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineA390 From South Africa, joined Sep 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4968 times:

How about this for media reporting?

http://www.news24.com/News24/South_A...a/News/0,,2-7-1442_2342714,00.html

Injured, with pain in her ears ???


User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4878 times:

Does this mean that the highly competant SACAA will now withdraw Comair's AOC too while they "investigate" like they did with Nationwide ?.


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4824 times:
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Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 7):
Does this mean that the highly competant SACAA will now withdraw Comair's AOC too while they "investigate" like they did with Nationwide ?.

Hmmm... well I'm not going to state the obvious but the incidents are a *little* different.

Another of my colleagues was booked on Kulula JNB-DUR this evening, flight has been cancelled. I don't even want to imagine what JNB domestic must look like.



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineA390 From South Africa, joined Sep 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4797 times:

Not many parking bays left in JNB at the moment hopefully DUR will reopen soon !

User currently offlineLxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4737 times:

Airport now reopened but aircraft are not where they are suppossed to be so quite a few
delays
Mango has delays on most flights even Cape Town and 1 time also a few delays

Tony


User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2998 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4621 times:

That's got to hurt the city's reputation... Let's hope the drainage at La Mercy is better than at the current DUR! It doesn't rain much in Durban, but when it does, it's heavy.

Good to hear that the airport is open again, my wife's in Durban at the moment and will be flying home on Saturday (with Kulula and KLM).

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineA390 From South Africa, joined Sep 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4541 times:



Quoting Signol (Reply 11):
It doesn't rain much in Durban, but when it does, it's heavy.

Durban has had an incredible amount of rain in the last 24 hours and there has been a lot of flooding.


User currently offlineImag From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4450 times:



Quoting Signol (Reply 11):
It doesn't rain much in Durban, but when it does, it's heavy.

Tell that to the French Rugby Team - 14 years ago this month.


User currently offlineVambridge From South Africa, joined Apr 2001, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4427 times:

One can never under estimate the influence of weather on operations of airlines. For every incident that happens there is probably 10 close calls that nobody ever finds out about.
Hope the aircraft is not badly damaged. Does anybody have a Reg?


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8443 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4326 times:
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Quoting Signol (Reply 11):
my wife's in Durban at the moment and will be flying home on Saturday

Damn I missed her! I'm going there again on Monday  Wink



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4109 times:



Quoting Signol (Reply 11):
It doesn't rain much in Durban, but when it does, it's heavy.

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User currently onlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2488 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4055 times:

Strange that there are photos of the incident...


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User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3197 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3999 times:

I was unaware that BA operated a 737 in South Africa (under another company) .
Do they do this in any other county?



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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3908 times:
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Quoting Readytotaxi (Reply 18):
Do they do this in any other county?

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User currently offlineA390 From South Africa, joined Sep 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

Here is one photo taken at the end of the runway !

Big version: Width: 600 Height: 439 File size: 36kb


User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

Was a crap day in general...

I had two flights (with the same pax and crew) come back from Durbs twice that morning without landing... Mango & Kulula both went around at Durbs due wind&rain, then diverted back to JNB. They landed here at JNB and refuelled waiting for the wx to improve and departed again. Got to VAVAN and then runway was announced closed. Diverted back to JNB again. SAA534 got a quick turn back before APDAK even, -she was lucky and got back into JNB quickly- as things were starting to back up from the south at STV and ESTED again...



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User currently offlineA390 From South Africa, joined Sep 2005, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3686 times:

Notice in the photo above the aircraft is pointing in the opposite direction to which it landed?

User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

Ouch!!

So it must of done a 180 and then gone off the runway?


User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2998 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3624 times:



Quoting Trekster (Reply 23):
So it must of done a 180 and then gone off the runway?

Yes, it landed then skidded in a 180 at the end of the runway.

http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?s...&art_id=vn20080619110615188C906694

"As we landed, there were pockets of wind and it was raining. The plane started to sway and turned 180 degrees."

signol



Flights booked: none :(
25 Post contains images A390 : Another picture
26 N328KF : I'm surprised DUR was able to cope. The place seemed about as capable of handling adverse situations as Bakersfield.
27 Speedbird128 : it ground looped apparently...
28 Readytotaxi : Thanks for that.
29 Umfolozi : That looks like a 737-200 to me!
30 A390 : Indeed looks like a B737-200 to me also. Why they say B737-300 in a media statement only they would know.
31 AIR MALTA : It surprises me that COMAIR is still operating the 737-200. Are they planning to replace their ageing fleet?
32 Post contains links SNA752 : Actually, it isn't a 200 either, we are all completely wrong! It's actually an A380 that went off the runway. Two of the engines sheared off, the tai
33 Trekster : I really thought they had gotten rid of the 732, and moved onto 3 and 400's Might have to make a trip to SA to fly them then, never been on a 732, and
34 Andz : Where's that picture.... "aw jeez, not this shit again" This is Africa, a lot of airlines still operate 732s perfectly safely and without incident. I
35 Speedbird128 : I know that SAA did this in an A320 (ZS-SHG) in Lusaka, with worse results (ripped off MLG etc). And somewhere along the line they did an off-road wi
36 AIR MALTA : Well, I love the 732s and I used to enjoy those of KM between Tunis and Malta. So I have nothing against them. It is just Comair needs to update its
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