Plane misses approach at airport due to fog

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 02 Aug 2017 11:04
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Interesting the plane had to divert to Sydney why not just back to Canberra or Adelaide which are both closer and not as busy?

Must be the week for it as several international flights were diverted away from Melbourne earlier in the week due to insufficient avgas supplies at Melbourne Airport meaning the aircraft could not be guaranteed the required amount of fuel for refueling purposes.

Plane misses approach at airport due to fog

Sponsored advertisement

  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: no longer in Sydney
The diversion to Sydney rather than back to Canberra could have been for a variety of reasons - the weather at Canberra could have closed in since they left for instance.

The fuel matter is something that Melbourne Airport and/or the fuel suppliers need to address - not good for their business if Airlines have to go elsewhere for fuel.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Enjoying dinner onboard the QR
Interesting the plane had to divert to Sydney why not just back to Canberra or Adelaide which are both closer and not as busy?
Must be the week for it as several international flights were diverted away from Melbourne earlier in the week due to insufficient avgas supplies at Melbourne Airport meaning the aircraft could not be guaranteed the required amount of fuel for refueling purposes.
bevans
Um, I wonder if the person who wrote several international flights were diverted away from Melbourne earlier in the week due to insufficient **avgas*** supplies at Melbourne Airport, actually knew international flight do not use avgas unless it is a piston powered aircraft. Try kerosene, not petrol, based fuel in jet aircraft eg Jet A-1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_fuel
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Interesting the plane had to divert to Sydney why not just back to Canberra or Adelaide which are both closer and not as busy?
Must be the week for it as several international flights were diverted away from Melbourne earlier in the week due to insufficient avgas supplies at Melbourne Airport meaning the aircraft could not be guaranteed the required amount of fuel for refueling purposes.
Um, I wonder if the person who wrote several international flights were diverted away from Melbourne earlier in the week due to insufficient **avgas*** supplies at Melbourne Airport, actually knew international flight do not use avgas unless it is a piston powered aircraft. Try kerosene, not petrol, based fuel in jet aircraft eg Jet A-1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_fuel
petan
As you say Petan it is certainly kerosene.

The YMs and I arrived at Tullamarine around lunchtime last Saturday 29/7 on a Thai flight from Bangkok when we sat outside the terminal for 35 minutes or so waiting for a gate. This was during the gale force winds that were buffeting Melbourne at the time. The aircraft, although stationary at the time, rocked and 'jiggled' in the wind the whole time.

Back to the kerosene! During our waiting time, the aircraft cabin filled with kerosene fumes causing eye and throat irritation which lasted for at least an hour after deplaning. I don't know what could have been done to alleviate this but given the particular cabin crew on the flight I doubt that they would have either known of the problem nor cared.

There was good and bad news even after that in that everyone waited for over half an hour for their bags to start coming out (bad news) but the good news was that our cases were first onto the belt and 5 minutes later we were through Customs and into the car park.
  kitchgp Junior Train Controller

Interesting the plane had to divert to Sydney why not just back to Canberra or Adelaide which are both closer and not as busy?
bevans


Probably the most convenient point for the plane and/or its crew to resume their disrupted schedule, eg the plane was scheduled to fly to Sydney then Brisbane if it had managed to land at Melbourne. Also there would be a lot more spare capacity on the Sydney - Melbourne route to get the diverted passengers to Melbourne.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Um, I wonder if the person who wrote several international flights were diverted away from Melbourne earlier in the week due to insufficient **avgas*** supplies at Melbourne Airport, actually knew international flight do not use avgas unless it is a piston powered aircraft. Try kerosene, not petrol, based fuel in jet aircraft eg Jet A-1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_fuel
petan

Thanks for your correction.

The details of the unavailable jet fuel at Melbourne Airport still stands.
  Lockspike Train Controller

Um, I wonder if the person who wrote several international flights were diverted away from Melbourne earlier in the week due to insufficient **avgas*** supplies at Melbourne Airport, actually knew international flight do not use avgas unless it is a piston powered aircraft. Try kerosene, not petrol, based fuel in jet aircraft eg Jet A-1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_fuel

Thanks for your correction.

The details of the unavailable jet fuel at Melbourne Airport still stands.
bevans
I don't know who owns/controls the fuel storage facility at Melbourne airport, however I'm sure they will not pay for extra capacity for contingencies, unless there is a quick profit in it.
  kitchgp Junior Train Controller

If you're having trouble sleeping, this may help:

http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/02/mobil-to-build-new-pipeline-in-efforts-to-boost-fuel-supply-at-tullamarine/

The article is 18 months old, so whether or not the project has been completed is unknown.

Sponsored advertisement

Subscribers: bevans, Boss

Display from: