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Cockpit Fire Forces Airbus A330 to Land

Posted by feww on June 11, 2009

Cockpit Fire Forces Jetstar Passenger Airbus A330 to Make Emergency Landing in Guam

A Jetstar Airbus A330-200  with 203 people on board was forced into an emergency landing after a fire broke out in the cockpit.

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Airbus A330-200 flight from Osaka, Japan to Queensland, Australia operated by budget airline Jetstar was forced into an emergency landing after a fire broke out in its cockpit. Photo: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

The Jetstar Airbus A330-200, a similar model to the Air France Airbus flight 447 that crashed last week, was flying from Osaka, Japan to Australia when the cockpit caught fire.

The pilots put out the fire which broke out about four hours into the flight from Osaka to the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, before landing the plane in Guam, Jetstar was reported as saying, adding that all on board were unharmed.

“Smoke became evident in the cockpit and one of our pilots was required to use an extinguisher,” a Jetstar spokesman told Australia’s ABC News.

“We conducted an emergency diversion to Guam international airport where the aircraft landed without incident.”

He said the plane, which is two years old, would be held in Guam until the cause of the fire was established.

Flight JQ 20 left Kansai International Airport (OSAKA) about 21:00 Wednesday  bound for Perth with  186 adult passengers, four babies and a crew of 13 including 4 pilots. Most of the passengers were Japanese nationals, a report said.

Jetstar is a budget airline based in Australia and Singapore, and is part-owned by Australia’s national carrier, Qantas.

The Moderators have been expecting another Air New Zealand Airbus A320 to plunge into the sea (again), based on the airline’s safety statistics, but Air France beat the kiwis to it!

The probability remains that the next major air disaster would occur as a result of an Air New Zealand Airbus crashing into the sea [with a certainty of 0.74] —Airbus Must Come Clean

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5 Responses to “Cockpit Fire Forces Airbus A330 to Land”

  1. LTSE said

    i always thought that ABC news is even better than CNN when delivering up to date news 😉

  2. feww said

    Russian Airbus makes emergency landing
    Published: June 11, 2009 at 1:47 AM
    NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia, June 11 (UPI) — A cracked windshield
    Thursday prompted the pilot of an Aeroflot Airbus to make an emergency landing in Novosibirsk, Russia, an official said.

    A western Siberia transportation agency spokeswoman said there were no injuries reported among the 116 passengers and six crew members, RIA Novosti reported.

    The Airbus 320 was en route from Irkutsk to Moscow when the incident occurred, the Russian news agency said. The cause of the windshield crack was being investigated.

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/06/11/Russian-Airbus-makes-emergency-landing/UPI-64031244699245/

  3. feww said

    June 10, 2009
    Airbus makes emergency stop
    http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Asia/Story/STIStory_388289.html

    MOSCOW – AN AIRBUS 340-300 jet heading for Beijing with 155 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing on Tuesday at a Moscow airport, Ris-Novosti reported.

    The Air China jet, travelling from Milan, had suffered failure in one of its engines, said a spokeswoman for Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, quoted by the news agency.

    ‘The landing, at 9.07pm (1707 GMT, 12am Singapore time), went well,’ she said, adding that 85 of those on board would continue their journey to China later on Tuesday on an Aeroflot flight, with the remainder travelling on Wednesday. — AFP

  4. feww said

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/0612/breaking46.htm
    Emergency landing at Shannon
    ELAINE EDWARDS
    Last Updated: Friday, June 12, 2009, 16:54
    An aircraft carrying 285 passengers made an emergency landing at Shannon airport this afternoon after what was reported to be a minor technical issue on board.

    The Northwest Airlines Airbus A330 landed at about 1.20pm, a spokeswoman for Shannon airport said.

    Emergency services at the airport were deployed in line with normal procedure, but the aircraft landed normally and all passengers disembarked safely.

    Northwest Airlines said in a statement that flight 821 had diverted for “precautionary reasons due to a smoky odour in the forward galley”.

    The aircraft landed normally and passengers deplaned into the terminal at the gate, the statement added.

    “The aircraft is currently being reviewed by the local maintenance team. Northwest apologises to customers for the inconvenience caused. The safety and security of our passengers and crew is our number one priority.”

    Shannon airport said the aircraft had been inspected and that it was due to continue its journey this evening.

  5. feww said

    Airbus jet makes emergency landing in Spain
    Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:09am EDT
    http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE55934F20090610
    MADRID (Reuters) – An Airbus passenger plane run by Spanish tour group Iberworld was forced to make an emergency landing in the Canary Islands on Wednesday, airport operator AENA said.

    The A320 airliner, en route from Gran Canaria island to Oslo, returned to the airport 10 minutes after take off due to engine problems, an AENA spokeswoman said.

    No passengers were harmed and emergency procedures were followed without the need for the emergency services, AENA said. (Reporting by Emma Pinedo; Translation by Paul Day)

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