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QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:59 pm

Hi everyone.

QF64 just landed back in JNB after taking a u-turn around 500km over the South Eastern coast of SA. Anyone know why?

There are thunderstorms over a lot of central and East South Africa right now. This weather, according to SIGMETs on skyvector.com, extends off the South East coast of SA for quite a distance (along the path that QF64 usually flies). Is this a possible reason?
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Re: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:02 pm

The return was due to a mechanical issue.
 
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Re: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:14 pm

Aaah I see. Thanks. Any idea what mechanical issue it had?
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Re: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:11 am

Any Qantas J'berg update ?
 
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Re: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:13 am

Which 747-400ER is operating this flight?
 
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Re: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:23 am

Cointrin330 wrote:
Which 747-400ER is operating this flight?


According to FR24 VH-OEH. Still on the ground at FAOR
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Re: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:47 am

They had a lightning strike, causing an electrical failure, Some EADI’s lost and returned on standby instruments.
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Re: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:56 am

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Re: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:09 am

vhqpa wrote:
Still on the ground at FAOR

What’s a FAOR?
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Re: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:13 am

cedarjet wrote:
vhqpa wrote:
Still on the ground at FAOR

What’s a FAOR?

ICAO code for Johannesburg O.R. Tambo airport (JNB)
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Re: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:35 am

There has been quite intense lightning this past week here in Jo'burg and last night was no different.
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Re: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:22 am

According to the Qantas website the delayed QFA64 is due to leave at 2030 arriving at YSSY at 1700 Saturday.
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Re: QF64 JNB-SYD returning to JNB (27/12/2018)

Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:26 pm

VH-OEH just left 7 minutes ago. Later than the 2030 planned time.

And the normal scheduled QF64 for today left an hour late as well.

LOL poor QF pax can't catch a break...
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