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Damaged engine leads to emergency landing of Airlink flight

schumi

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An Airlink flight was forced to make an emergency landing at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday night after one of its four engines was unexpectedly damaged.

The AVRO RJ85 airliner‚ operating flight SA8103‚ was on its way to Johannesburg from Harare‚ Zimbabwe.

“On behalf of Airlink I apologise profusely to our passengers and their loved ones for any distress and inconvenience as a result of this evening’s event. The safety and well-being of our passengers‚ crew and aircraft are our primary concern‚” said Rodger Foster‚ Airlink chief executive officer.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...leads-to-emergency-landing-of-airlink-flight/
 

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UPDATE: Airlink passenger shares account of 'massive explosion' ahead of emergency landing

Cape Town - To say that Airlink flight AVRO RJ85 from Harare just had 'engine failure' is a gross understatement, according to one passenger on board the plane.

Clint Scriven was one of the 34 passengers on the Airlink flight that had to make an emergency landing at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday night. He states that the incident was much more serious than indicated by the airline.

"Engine failure is putting is politely. [It] was a massive explosion with flames, smoke and sparks shooting out of the engine," says Scriven.
According to Scriven the incident happened 45 minutes into the flight, after which they flew for an hour with sparks coming out of the engine."When we started our descent for the runway the cabin lights were switched off and hostesses were shouting repeatedly 'brace, brace, emergency landing'. Passengers were praying out aloud, it was an extremely scary experience."
More at: http://www.traveller24.com/News/Fli...explosion-ahead-of-emergency-landing-20171109
 

Moi

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At least they missed the school, church and orphanage.

All in a day's work. If it was serious, my bet would be the orphanage.
 

Moi

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The crew had nothing to do with it.

As usual, the media have no idea what they're reporting about.

The first link is a completely different aircraft shown.

The video in the other link shows inspection of the #2 engine, not that there was any damage.
 

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The crew had nothing to do with it.

As usual, the media have no idea what they're reporting about.

The first link is a completely different aircraft shown.

The video in the other link shows inspection of the #2 engine, not that there was any damage.
The crew had nothing to do with it? They apparently brought home a plane on 2 out of 4 engines safely and on time
This was a catastrophic uncontained engine failure very similar to the Qantas A38O incident in SIN a few years back.
If the leading edges or fuselage had been punctured the outcome would have been not so happy.
 

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One engine takes out the other

Media Statement # 1 22.30 08 November 2017

Airlink flight SA8103 incident en route from Harare to Johannesburg

Airlink confirms that an AVRO RJ85 airliner operating flight SA8103 from Harare to Johannesburg this evening was involved in an incident which resulted in it making an emergency landing at O.R. Tambo International Airport shortly after 20.40 local time. All 34 passengers and the four crew members are safe and unharmed.

While en route one of the four engines suffered an uncontained failure which then caused damage to its adjacent engine. Upon assessing the damage and status of the aircraft, the crew elected to continue to Johannesburg where it landed safely under the power of its remaining two engines. At no point was the safety of the passengers or crew in jeopardy.

Airlink has notified the South African Civil Aviation Authority, which will launch an investigation into the incident in order to determine its likely cause. Airlink will provide whatever technical assistance is requested by the SACAA.

Airlink will make further factual information available as soon as the details have been confirmed. However, the investigation remains the entire responsibility of the SACAA and it would be inappropriate for Airlink to comment or speculate on the cause of the accident.

“On behalf of Airlink I apologise profusely to our passengers and their loved ones for any distress and inconvenience as a result of this evening’s traumatic incident. The safety and well-being of our passengers, crew and aircraft are our primary concern, “ said Rodger Foster, Airlink Managing Director & CEO.
 

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Interesting. I flew out of Ndola in one of these last week. It was a comfy flight (with all 4 engines that is).
 
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At least they missed the school, church and orphanage.

All in a day's work. If it was serious, my bet would be the orphanage.
Come Now...

You can't kindap an orphan

They weren't wanted in the first place ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
 
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LCBXX

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I would be more pissed at the price paid to fly with Airlink than with any type of failure. Perhaps this is what is leading to the sensationalism of the failure.
 

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The price you paid for any ticket will quickly fly ( :) ) out the window when the donkeys quit at 20-30K ft.
 
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