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VH-OJH, 9 Years Today At The Old Bangkok Airport.  
User currently offlineThai A330 From Thailand, joined Mar 2000, 102 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11950 times:

The incident at the golf course is 9 years today.

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User currently offlineEBGflyer From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1013 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11937 times:

Would u care to elaborate? What happened? Hit by a golf ball? Hole in one?


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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3333 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11890 times:



Quoting EBGflyer (Reply 1):
Would u care to elaborate? What happened? Hit by a golf ball? Hole in one?

Qantas B744 SYD-BKK-LHR slid off the end of the runway at BKK in heavy run.
Landed long and hot, and technically should have done a fly around.
Aircraft was close to being a right off, but QF paid $100M to do the salvage work so it would not be recorded as a hull loss.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...m0CWU/is_2001_April_26/ai_73670792

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/456110.stm

i'm sure there's more articles


User currently offlineDalavia From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 11727 times:

I was in transit at BKK on that day. I had flown in from RGN and was scheduled to join the QF flight in question to LHR.

I saw VH-OJH coming in (dutifully noting the registration), and I remember thinking that it was delaying touchdown more than most other flights, leaving itself only a shorter than average length of runway. I did see the 744 touchdown (just) before it continued on, out of sight to me.

Then there was a l-o-n-g wait. No calls for boarding, no announcements of a delay, just nothing. Questions to the ground staff simply suggested there would be a bit of a delay.

After almost two hours, some passenger names were announced over the PA system, asking them to go to the service desk. My name was one of those mentioned.

Without any reason being given we were told that we had been re-booked on a TG flight to LHR instead.

It was only after we had arrived in London that we heard the reason for the change.


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4278 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11394 times:

Hard to believe that this happened 9 years ago... this crash comes up so often on a.net you would have thought it was last year!!!


None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10765 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 11343 times:

This incident/accident is proof of the quality of the Boeing repair workmanship. VH-OJH has been flying happily ever after and there were no reports that it might be bugged by problems since.

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 2):
Aircraft was close to being a right off, but QF paid $100M to do the salvage work so it would not be recorded as a hull loss.

I doubt if the repair costs would have exceeded the airframes value that it would have been done. Maybe it was even, but surely no airline would pay a, lets say, two digit million extra on top of the insurance money to get it fixed. VH-OJH was 7 or 8 years old when it happened. I assume that it was still worth about 50%-60% of its aquisition price at that time, which would have about equalled the 100 million (rumoured) repair cost.


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4643 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 11244 times:



Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 2):
but QF paid $100M to do the salvage work so it would not be recorded as a hull loss.

Incorrect, 100% incorrect and I will repeat this until I am blue in the face.

If it was cheaper to write off, the insurance company would have done so - look at the BA 777 for example. It is not QF who decides this, it's the cost of the repair in relation to the value of the airframe.

Quoting NA (Reply 5):
I doubt if the repair costs would have exceeded the airframes value that it would have been done. Maybe it was even, but surely no airline would pay a, lets say, two digit million extra on top of the insurance money to get it fixed. VH-OJH was 7 or 8 years old when it happened. I assume that it was still worth about 50%-60% of its aquisition price at that time, which would have about equalled the 100 million (rumoured) repair cost.

Correct, the $A100 million was pure media speculation from some "experts". The figure was never that much.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2218 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11170 times:



Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 6):
If it was cheaper to write off, the insurance company would have done so

Only if QF filed a claim.

There is a rather comical picture of the aircraft, with the upper deck emergency slide deployed horizontally onto the top of a tree. Good thing that nobody got hurt so we can chuckle about that one.


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4643 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11146 times:



Quoting WingedMigrator (Reply 7):
Only if QF filed a claim.

Which one presumes they did, as it wasn't mentioned in the annual accounts that they had to pay out for the BKK incident, which it would have been as it's a listed company.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11051 times:
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Not the best picture, but here it is



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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3333 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10686 times:



Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 6):
Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 2):
but QF paid $100M to do the salvage work so it would not be recorded as a hull loss.

Incorrect, 100% incorrect and I will repeat this until I am blue in the face.

If it was cheaper to write off, the insurance company would have done so - look at the BA 777 for example. It is not QF who decides this, it's the cost of the repair in relation to the value of the airframe.

I would dare say that it was borderline at best.
Qantas is a large and influential company, and I'm sure the insurer's would not want to lose their business.

Given the Qantas reputation, I think a hull loss would have cost the company more than $100M..


User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4840 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9233 times:

VH-OJH aka OJHorrible, aka The Bangkok Golfcart.  Wink


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