ek036
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Qantas 767 Prob @ MEL

Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:42 pm

An engine fairing panel - a portion of the engine cover - dislodged from the plane when QF 415 touched down in Melbourne from Sydney around 9.30am (AEST) today.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...ory/0,20867,22038755-29277,00.html

Just thought I'd mention it in here. Any body know which plane it was?

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RE: Qantas 767 Prob @ MEL

Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:37 pm

"Fears as Qantas plane falls apart"

OH NO! The Coffee warmer isn't working and my coffee has gone cold.
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RE: Qantas 767 Prob @ MEL

Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:57 pm

Quoting Jetfuel (Reply 1):
OH NO! The Coffee warmer isn't working and my coffee has gone cold.

Quick!!! Call Today Tonight or A Current Affair and you'll be the leading story with that one  Wink
 
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RE: Qantas 767 Prob @ MEL

Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:08 pm

Quoting Jetfuel (Reply 1):
OH NO! The Coffee warmer isn't working and my coffee has gone cold.

LOL!

More like, bugger, the Qantas Club is closed!
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RE: Qantas 767 Prob @ MEL

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:33 am

Its the Qantas Rats again!!! More ammo for Dickson to send more maintenance jobs overseas.


But seriously I live in the flightpath of MEL RWY34, I Guess I should be a bit concerned when things start falling off planes.  Smile
 
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RE: Qantas 767 Prob @ MEL

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:44 am

Quoting Ek036 (Thread starter):

I saw the panel that had come off on the news, and really, it was a complete non-event. The panel was the forward most part of the strut aerodynamic fairing, and carries no structural loads whatsoever. True, it is very undesirable that any panel falls off an aircraft, but there was absolutely no danger in this case.

I remember that it was a tricky panel to fit as you had to simultaneously push down hard upon it to compress the seals whilst simultaneously sliding it back. This could often only be done by a combined downward kicking motion with your work boot. You then had to use a flat blade screwdriver to lever back some latches which mechanically pulled the fairing fully home. Complete media blowup as usual.

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RE: Qantas 767 Prob @ MEL

Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:48 am

Skynews' headline was "QANTAS DRAMA" !!! Guess they had nothing else to report about on a Sunday.

Cheers,

Peter
 
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RE: Qantas 767 Prob @ MEL

Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:10 pm

I loved Channel 7's description of it "leaving wiring dangerously exposed"...

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RE: Qantas 767 Prob @ MEL

Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:43 pm

Quoting Ek036 (Thread starter):
Any body know which plane it was?

I think it was VH-OGQ


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Apparently it was a small aerodynamic fairing near the engine pylon.
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