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Qantas Mid-air Fire Emergency

Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:45 pm

A plane carrying 14 people made a forced landing at Sydney Airport today after the plane's engine caught fire. A Qantas Dash-8 aircraft made an emergency landing about 11.30am. The NSW police said no one was injured and the plane landed safely. It is not known whether the plane had just taken off when it was forced to land. NSW police were at the scene this afternoon.
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RE: Qantas Mid-air Fire Emergency

Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:11 pm

Ahh great, I've got to fly Sydney > Wagga Wagga return on a Dash-8
 
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RE: Qantas Mid-air Fire Emergency

Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:34 pm

I'm just curious, how do you native english speakers define "forced landing"? When I hear that phrase, I immediately think of an off-airport landing site that's gonna be everything but comfortable.

An engine catching fire is of course serious, but putting a Dash 8 down with the other engine on a looong runway, would that be called a forced landing?

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RE: Qantas Mid-air Fire Emergency

Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:37 pm

BMA: seems like you're getting mixed up with a hard and a forced landing  Smile

a forced landing means, he _had_ to go down. it doesn't say anything about the runway situation etc.
 
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RE: Qantas Mid-air Fire Emergency

Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:37 pm

My defintion of a forced landing is one that is made out of necessity, which means to say its not at its intended destination, and the flight would not land if not for this event.
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RE: Qantas Mid-air Fire Emergency

Fri Feb 06, 2004 8:45 am

A forced landing is a landing that has to made due to the safety of the plane and passengers/crew. The Qantas Dash-8 had to make a forced landing at SYD cause the plane and passengers were in danger
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RE: Qantas Mid-air Fire Emergency

Fri Feb 06, 2004 8:55 am

The result of the inflight emergency or whatever we shall call it was the result of an oil leak, the hot oil touching metal components in the engine resulting in what appear to be an engine fire, as such it was a leak not an engine malfunction as per say. Qantas is investigating this incident on the behalf of CASA.

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