Sydney Airport Message Board Sydney Airport Message Board  

Go Back   Sydney Airport Message Board > Aviation Industry News and Discussion > Australia and New Zealand Industry


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 27th May 2021, 10:50 AM
Greg Hyde Greg Hyde is offline
Prolific Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,082
Default Retro-Roo Damaged in Perth

Retro-Roo (VH-VXQ) was damaged last night in Perth.

Baggage vehicle crashes into Qantas jet on tarmac, airline defends outsourcing as union points finger

A baggage vehicle crashed into a Qantas jet when the brakes failed, a union says, claiming the driver was trapped and pointing the finger of blame at outsourcing.

A Qantas plane was left with a hole in it after a baggage vehicle’s brakes failed, sending it crashing into the jet, with the Transport Workers Union claiming the driver was trapped.

The union says the incident occurred in Perth after the plane arrived from Melbourne on Thursday and the damage was extensive.



They say the worker operating the vehicle narrowly escaped injury but was stuck under the plane until it could be moved. Other workers also narrowly escaped injury, the union claims.

A Qantas spokeswoman confirmed a Boeing 737 aircraft sustained damage from a baggage belt loader while on the ground at Perth Airport.


Let the finger-pointing and "I told You So !!" begin

https://www.news.com.au/travel/trave...e8a3a3876b7945

Also

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-...rmac/100168640

Last edited by Greg Hyde; 27th May 2021 at 11:25 AM. Reason: abc link
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 4th June 2021, 05:34 PM
Greg Hyde Greg Hyde is offline
Prolific Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,082
Default

QANTAS B737-800 VH-VXQ Returns from Perth.

Jun 3, 2021

Following the ramp damage it sustained on 20th May QANTAS Boeing 737-838 VH-VXQ positioned Perth - Sydney unpressurised at a maximum altitude of 9,000ft this morning as QF6103. The aircraft then entered the Sydney maintenance facility.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 4th June 2021, 08:10 PM
James Smith James Smith is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cherrybrook NSW
Posts: 910
Default

A 6 hour 35 minute flight at an average speed of around 280 - 290 knots, exceeding 300 knots only a couple of times.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 5th June 2021, 07:11 PM
Adrian B Adrian B is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 564
Default

Thats one way to rack up some extended flight time at company direction.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 5th June 2021, 09:21 PM
Greg Hyde Greg Hyde is offline
Prolific Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,082
Default

Arriving in Sydney with Speedtape applied.

https://images.16right.com/view/2OQZ...datetaken,desc
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 7th June 2021, 11:23 AM
Brenden S Brenden S is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 878
Default

No speed tape was applied.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 21st June 2021, 07:42 PM
Greg Hyde Greg Hyde is offline
Prolific Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,082
Default

Returned to service today (21/06)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 01:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright Sydney Airport Message Board 1997-2020
Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the Conditions of Use and Privacy Statement