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Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast  
User currently offlineJonDownUnder From Australia, joined Jun 2011, 11 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 21127 times:

Scary incident for a Virgin Australia pilot from a passing QF 747. Hope he recovers quickly...

The Age: Pilot sent tumbling by Qantas jumbo's engine thrust



[Edited 2011-10-19 17:53:08]

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User currently offlineJMM99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 21048 times:

So who's fault was it ? It seems from story lots of buck passing.

User currently offlinejoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 811 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 20664 times:

Well when I read the article I thought yet another anti qantas piece

Anyway hope the guy is ok

Regards


User currently offlineshnoob940 From Australia, joined Sep 2008, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 20073 times:

Poor pilot, hope he recovers quickly. I flew on QF8 a few weeks ago

gibbo



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User currently offlinefraspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2352 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 17955 times:

Quoting JMM99 (Reply 1):
So who's fault was it ? It seems from story lots of buck passing.

Does everything always have to be someones fault? Accidents happen...



"Drunks run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1632 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14373 times:

Another piece of bad press related to the (now infamous) QF8.

I wonder what the pilot was doing on the stairs near the rear of the plane during the preflight. Usually the crew doesn't need them for a typical inspection - perhaps he was taking a closer look at the rear fuselage or empennage due to a discrepancy.



B-52s don't take off. They scare the ground away.
User currently offlineozguy From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 392 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 14090 times:

Rear stairs for pilots is standard practice here, Nothing unusual whatsoever. In fact, most of the time Pilots do not have access to aerobridges security doors, so it's easier for them to leave and reenter aircraft via rear stairs.

User currently offlinepumaknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 12996 times:

Quoting N243NW (Reply 5):
Does everything always have to be someones fault? Accidents happen...

Yes, someone is always at fault...but someone is not always to blame....sorry couldn't resist  


User currently offlineRadicalDudeJOM From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 10944 times:

Well, that's one way to blow away your competition.


Sometimes, your cards aren't worth a dime, if you don't lay them down.
User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 5042 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10864 times:

Quoting fraspotter (Reply 4):
Does everything always have to be someones fault? Accidents happen...

It's just another useless exercise in finger pointing.



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User currently offlineUPNYGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10405 times:

Now THAT is a blowjob

User currently offlineqantasguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10319 times:

Is the guy OK? If the article is correct, he should be fine. Here's to a speedy recovery. I'm sure there is regret from all concerned, whoever they may be......a fellow aviator got hurt on the job today - no one wants that.


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User currently offlinesupersomondoco From Colombia, joined Dec 2009, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6979 times:

Quoting UPNYGuy (Reply 10):
Now THAT is a blowjob

...Made my day!!



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User currently offlineJMM99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3264 times:

Quoting fraspotter (Reply 4):
Quoting JMM99 (Reply 1):
So who's fault was it ? It seems from story lots of buck passing.

Does everything always have to be someones fault? Accidents happen...

someone stuffed up. Question is who ?

Who does pilot sue ? or does he go on workers compo ?


User currently onlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2987 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

Quoting JMM99 (Reply 13):
Quoting fraspotter (Reply 4):
Quoting JMM99 (Reply 1):
So who's fault was it ? It seems from story lots of buck passing.

Does everything always have to be someones fault? Accidents happen...

someone stuffed up. Question is who ?

Who does pilot sue ? or does he go on workers compo ?

The airport? For assigning VA a dangerous parking area?

The pilot doesn't sue (bad publicity for VA would follow), they are covered by whatever insurance VA has (or workers compensation).


User currently offlineTCASAlert From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

Quite an interesting one.

From looking at the flight, the DJ flight was sitting on stand 76, QF8 was taxying out to the active from 79. Looking at the layout of stand 76 below, if it was sitting on 76B then it would be sitting a lot further back on the stand and closer to the taxiway. Looking at the size of comparable aircraft, it looks like it would be a bit of a squeeze for the 747 behind it.

http://www.aviationphotos.co.uk/images/photos/forums/BNE_incident.jpg

If it were sitting on 76 or 76A I guess it would have to have been some pretty serious thrust to blow the stairs over from that distance. I wonder why they didn't send QF8 the other way along the ramp to join the taxiway further down, to save this risk?


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