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originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: smurfy
Thank you do much! My tablet never could embed videos. Have a Star🤗👍🌟
But instead of landing at the nearest suitable airfield, which in this case was Learmonth (near Exmouth), the jet carrying 359 passengers flew all the way back to Perth.
The ATSB investigation will determine the exact times and distances. However, the jet was at 38,000 feet, about 370 kilometres from Learmonth, when a loud bang followed by strong vibrations caused the engine to be shut down.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Bigburgh
Perth is more convenient. Learmonth has handled serious emergencies before, including the Qantas A330 that had flight control computer failure. Perth lets them fly an engine in and has access to better maintenance facilities.