AFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 747 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2880 times:
QF757 DRW-ADL I think it was a B763 had a problem with the landing gear indicators. Not sure of details, but presumably the nosewheel didn't show as down and locked.
What interested me was the passengers assertion that the pilot told them to prepare for a "crash landing". I very much doubt this. I think that it probably was "emergency landing" and people translate in their heads.
jetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2845 times:
"Ladies and Gentlemen we have a minor issue on the flight deck with an indication of a possible malfunction in part of the landing gear. More than likely there is no fault however as Qantas values your safety we are going to prepare the cabin for an emergency landing merely as a precaution. We will be landing in 5 minutes and I will get back to you after we have landed. Thank You for your cooperation and I will now ask you to give your full attention to the cabin crew who will assist you in making precautionary safety preparations. Thank You"
Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
TN486 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 961 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2800 times:
"There were fire trucks everywhere, flashing lights, the whole "catastrophe"" - and this coming from the mouth of a university professor!!! Sensationalism at its best. Not even the press need to top that one.
remember the t shirt "I own an airline"on the front - "qantas" on the back