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rhussman
10-23-2005, 01:46 PM
Quantas is said to be the only major airline without a plane crash. Looking at the airport in Sidney I've some doubts.

araT
10-23-2005, 02:19 PM
That would be Sydney, not Sidney.. And I can tell you as a seasoned traveller living here I've neer been involed in one accident, the traffic at sydney airport most days is 2 planes a minute per runway, thats takeoff and landing and there has never once been a collision (as far as I can remember)

Qantas has many other issues, but they are one of the safest airlines around.. alot can be said about the food, entertainment, and costs though - Personally I prefer to fly Singapore airlines, its usually cheaper, has much better entertainment and the food is great :)

So, what exactly is your problem with Sydney airport? That fault you see half way down the runway is Googles issue, they didnt allign the satellite images properly.

T.

Master Chief
10-24-2005, 02:55 PM
Ease up there, Mr. Executioner. Methinks that rhussman is making a funny.

I can hear the tower now:

"Quantas 322 Heavy, you are clear for landing on runway 350. Please be advised that we have some ground shear in the area."

araT
10-24-2005, 03:08 PM
That'd be Ms. ;)

And both of you get it right, its Qantas, not Quantas :p

T.

Lakedaemon
11-09-2005, 12:09 AM
Ease up there, Mr. Executioner. Methinks that rhussman is making a funny.

I can hear the tower now:

"Quantas 322 Heavy, you are clear for landing on runway 350. Please be advised that we have some ground shear in the area."
Actually, that'd just be runway 35. The last digit is omitted. If the magnetic bearing of the runway was 034 degrees, the runway would be runway 03.

mouseybrown10
11-12-2005, 10:14 PM
thats just anal

McMaster_de
11-12-2005, 11:30 PM
Incidents and accidents

It is often claimed, most notably in the movie Rain Man, that Qantas has never had a fatal crash. However, the company's official line is that it has never lost a jet aircraft. Prior to the jet era, Qantas had fatal crashes. One was on 16 July 1951, when De Havilland Drover VH-EBQ crashed in New Guinea after an engine failure, killing all 7 passengers and crew. Other fatal accidents occurred in 1927, 1934, 1942, 1943 (2), and 1944.

Qantas' record in the jet era was spotless until Boeing 747-400 VH-OJH over-ran the runway by 220 metres while landing in a rainstorm at Bangkok in 1999. [1] There were no fatalities; however, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau criticised numerous inadequacies in Qantas' operational and training processes. [2] Repairs to the nine-year-old aircraft cost in excess of A$100 million and it was suggested at the time that this expense was to solely avoid a hull-loss being recorded, a claim Qantas denied. The following year 747-300 VH-EBW was damaged when its landing gear collapsed while taxiing at Rome. It also returned to service after repairs.

The most recent incident was on 21 August 2005 and involved Qantas Airbus A330-300 VH-QPE with 178 passengers and 13 crew aboard. The aircraft made an emergency landing at Kansai Airport in Osaka, Japan after an indication of smoke in the cargo hold. The Osaka Control Tower reported seeing smoke on landing so an emergency evacuation was declared as a precaution and emergency slides were deployed. 9 passengers were injured and hospitalised. The aircraft was since inspected but no signs of smoke or fire were found. It is believed that the cargo fire sensors were faulty and caused an inaccurate reading. The aircraft was only 15 months old at the time of the incident.
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Lakedaemon
11-14-2005, 07:41 PM
thats just anal
Being anal is one of the job requirements for pilots. If you're not, you die.

gpkennedy
11-15-2005, 07:30 AM
That'd be Ms. ;)

And both of you get it right, its Qantas, not Quantas :p

T.
it's means "it is"
its is incorrect.
Get it right.

araT
11-15-2005, 08:52 AM
it's means "it is"
its is incorrect.
Get it right.

So sorry, I didn't realise we had a spelling/punctuation nut on our hands :dead: I'll make note of that for future reference...

You didn't happen to notice my custom user title did you? :menacing: :lol:


T.

Appletom
11-15-2005, 12:06 PM
I like spelling and punctuation nuts - pride in authorship is a wonderful thing. The absolute simplest page on the entire internet for figuring out whether to use "it's" or "its" can be found at http://www.stormloader.com/garyes/its/#top