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    Default Damaged engine leads to emergency landing of Airlink flight

    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.
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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."
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    Not entirely on topic but a gripping account of a lost engine.

    http://www.politicsweb.co.za/opinion...5941-130029393
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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.

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    Lucky the engine blades self destructed away from the fuselage. Great job by the Crew.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Moi View Post
    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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    Where does it say loss of two engines ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moi View Post
    Where does it say loss of two engines ?
    On Avcom
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Moi View Post
    Where does it say loss of two engines ?
    Yep, #2 engine took out #1
    Yeah whatever mate

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    At no point was the safety of the passengers or crew in jeopardy.
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    Thanks guys. Didn't get to "research" yesterday.

    Indeed, was a near disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moi View Post
    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...

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