JonDownUnder
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Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast

Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:49 am

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]
 
JMM99
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RE: Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast

Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:00 am

So who's fault was it ? It seems from story lots of buck passing.
 
joffie
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RE: Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast

Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:34 am

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

Anyway hope the guy is ok

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RE: Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast

Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:34 am

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

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RE: Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast

Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:04 pm

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...
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N243NW
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RE: Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast

Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:56 pm

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.
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RE: Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast

Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:08 pm

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.
 
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RE: Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast

Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:55 pm

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  
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RE: Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast

Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:32 pm

Well, that's one way to blow away your competition.
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RE: Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast

Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:36 pm

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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RE: Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast

Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:01 pm

Now THAT is a blowjob
 
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RE: Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast

Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:04 pm

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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RE: Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast

Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:52 pm

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

...Made my day!!
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RE: Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast

Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:22 am

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 ?
 
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RE: Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast

Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:59 am

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).
 
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RE: Pilot Injured In BNE By Passing 747's Engine Blast

Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:41 am

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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