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Passengers terrified as Malaysia Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Alice Springs

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'Scared as hell': Passengers terrified as Malaysia Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Alice Springs

 

8:59pm Jan 18, 2018

 

A Malaysia Airlines plane heading to Kuala Lumpur from Sydney has made an emergency landing in Alice Springs after suffering an engine problem.

 

The Airbus 330, which was carrying approximately 200 passengers, landed safety in Alice Springs just after 5.48pm (local time).

Passengers on board have posted to social media telling of how the crew were “preparing to crash”.

“Emergency landing made at Alice Springs after turning plane around,” Donna Edwards wrote on Facebook.

“We didn’t crash, but crew had us preparing for it.

“Glad I didn’t die today.”

Another passenger wrote he was “scared as hell” after the crew ordered them to brace for impact.

“Kudos to the pilot for a safe landing,” Madhu Alasyam wrote on Twitter.

The airline said safety is their top priority and they will provide more updates shortly.

More to come.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/01/18/20/37/malaysia-airlines-mh122-makes-emergency-landing-in-alice-springs?ocid=Social-9News

 

 

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Including this, there were 9 incidents of in flight engine shutdowns in January involving airlines as diverse as Delta, Lufthansa & Avianca (among others). Why is it that this incident gets hysterical reporting by the media, making it as if it's something big?

 

Seriously.

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Most of the news reports are really over-the-top.

 

If it was QF, everyone will compliment the crew and pilots for a safe landing and their quick thinking.

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Suppose its sensationalised because its a Malaysia Airlines plane that was involved. Also note that the plane was nly carrying about 200 passengers and surprise that MAB cant even fill up the A330 - and what's worse if it uses the A380.

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Suppose its sensationalised because its a Malaysia Airlines plane that was involved. Also note that the plane was nly carrying about 200 passengers and surprise that MAB cant even fill up the A330 - and what's worse if it uses the A380.

So you are sensationalising that MH isnt operating all its flights at max capacity at all times? And all other airlines are able to at all times?

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So you are sensationalising that MH isnt operating all its flights at max capacity at all times? And all other airlines are able to at all times?

I am just saying the fact that in this case it was not operating with a near full capacity. Likewise MH148 from MEL to KUL was diverted to Alice Springs to pick up some passengers on its way back to KUL - which would mean it stil had seats for quite a number of passengers. When did I say all other airlines have better passenger load? But however based on my personal travels with SIA flights to and from MEL, its 4 daily flights usually have very good high loads and at times its not even easy to get a seat at short notice. And in fact last March 2017, I travelled on MH 148 from MEL to KUL, I was very surprised that it was only at most 45% filled but that gives all passengers good rooms to stretched and have a extra seats to themselves.

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I am just saying the fact that in this case it was not operating with a near full capacity. Likewise MH148 from MEL to KUL was diverted to Alice Springs to pick up some passengers on its way back to KUL - which would mean it stil had seats for quite a number of passengers. When did I say all other airlines have better passenger load? But however based on my personal travels with SIA flights to and from MEL, its 4 daily flights usually have very good high loads and at times its not even easy to get a seat at short notice. And in fact last March 2017, I travelled on MH 148 from MEL to KUL, I was very surprised that it was only at most 45% filled but that gives all passengers good rooms to stretched and have a extra seats to themselves.

 

To be honest, that's a good reason for me to book with them. An empty row/seat next to me. It's beyond my control to know if they make money or not.

 

I can't tell much about flights from MEL or SYD. But from ADL, outbound flights normally had low load. KUL-ADL however were usually fully booked (at least in Y).

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I am just saying the fact that in this case it was not operating with a near full capacity. Likewise MH148 from MEL to KUL was diverted to Alice Springs to pick up some passengers on its way back to KUL - which would mean it stil had seats for quite a number of passengers. When did I say all other airlines have better passenger load? But however based on my personal travels with SIA flights to and from MEL, its 4 daily flights usually have very good high loads and at times its not even easy to get a seat at short notice. And in fact last March 2017, I travelled on MH 148 from MEL to KUL, I was very surprised that it was only at most 45% filled but that gives all passengers good rooms to stretched and have a extra seats to themselves.

 

What difference would it have made if it was operating at full capacity? More sensational? Please enlighten.

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What difference would it have made if it was operating at full capacity? More sensational? Please enlighten.

it is obvious that if MAS have better and nearer full capacity, then it would have meant that MAS can make money.

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it is obvious that if MAS have better and nearer full capacity, then it would have meant that MAS can make money.

 

Rephrase, what difference to the incident and the circumstances around the incident would it have made if MH122 that had to be diverted to ASP was operating at full capacity?

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Rephrase, what difference to the incident and the circumstances around the incident would it have made if MH122 that had to be diverted to ASP was operating at full capacity?

More changing of pants required

More prayers, more of them answered positively

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Glad the cockpit crew did not ask the passengers to pray...

 

The airline probably already did so, at start.

 

I assume many of you did not realise it but MH's travel prayer typically shown on the PTVs at the commencement of the journey for practically all flights - emergency situation or not - also includes praying, essentially, for a safe landing.

 

 

And it is practically the same prayer recited on BI, EK, KU, EY, QR et al.

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it is obvious that if MAS have better and nearer full capacity, then it would have meant that MAS can make money.

 

 

There's a slight fallacy in this statement. Loads can be further increased and can be at near full capacity, but can potentially come at the expense of ticket price. Depending on the airlines' strategy, some opt to have high load and some focuses on higher yields.

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12 hours ago, flee said:

So both RR and PW engines now require mods. More and more engine types are beginning to give problems as they age over time.

I don't think it's any different than before to be honest.

The only difference is that now we have the internet allowing reports to be made of things like these constantly. In the old days, it will only be reported in specialist magazines like Flight International. 

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On 11/8/2019 at 8:28 AM, Mohd Suhaimi Fariz said:

I don't think it's any different than before to be honest.

The only difference is that now we have the internet allowing reports to be made of things like these constantly. In the old days, it will only be reported in specialist magazines like Flight International. 

These days, engines encounter a more polluted environment. That may mean that wear and tear is much higher due to corrosion caused by the pollution.

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On 11/8/2019 at 8:28 AM, Mohd Suhaimi Fariz said:

I don't think it's any different than before to be honest.

The only difference is that now we have the internet allowing reports to be made of things like these constantly. In the old days, it will only be reported in specialist magazines like Flight International. 

Yes, this is actually whats going on.

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