Downgrading the Mayday Call to PAN-PAN, the Qantas Boeing 737-838 safely lands.
We examine the incidents surrounding QF144’s engine problems in flight as new information becomes available.
As was previously reported, QF144 called for help while crossing the Tasman Sea from Auckland International Airport (AKL) to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD).
All of the passengers evacuated the plane without incident when it safely landed. loud bang
As the plane was flying, passengers claimed to have heard a “loud blast.” A’slight shudder,’ ‘loud bang,’ and sense of a ‘dip’ were felt when the plane crossed the Tasman Sea midway before the crew informed passengers that there had been a’slight malfunction.’
The mayday call was not announced to the passengers until after the plane had touched down. According to the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), “A mayday call is made when the aircraft is in a situation of being threatened by significant and/or imminent hazard and is in need of immediate help.” 145 travelers arrived safely.
According to verified accounts, the Boeing 737-800 had 145 passengers. Passenger Ryan Parker told the Australian Financial Review that the plane “dipped to one side.” Additionally, Mr. Parker said:
“However, it rebalanced itself and slowed down. We realized something was awry when the pilot emerged a few minutes later, going down the aisle and gazing out the windows. After a noise, the air conditioner failed, and it became extremely heated.
met as a precaution by the emergency team
The plane gradually descended from 20,000 feet over the course of the last 90 minutes of the voyage to land in Sydney without incident. Fire, police, and an ambulance will be waiting for the plane as a safety precaution, the pilot informed the passengers.
Many passengers were unaware that the flight’s final leg was flown with just one engine, which the aircraft can safely handle.
Engine failures are not common, according to Qantas check and safety captain Anthony Lucas, president of the airline’s pilots union, who also told the Sydney Morning Herald the following: “Engine failures are nearly a once-in-a-career occurrence, but pilots don’t lose sleep over it because they are highly skilled and constantly practice how to deal with what to do in the case of an issue,” says one expert.
Many passengers and aviation professionals have praised the QF144’s pilots and crew for their professionalism and composure throughout the situation. to PAN downgrade PAN
Prior to landing, the pilot lowered his warning from a mayday call to a PAN PAN (possible assistance needed) due to a problem with one of its engines. A “hole” in the side of one engine has been the subject of numerous reports and images.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and Qantas engineers will now look into the aircraft (VH-XZB).