Dec 18, 2009

Emirates dices with death at Keilor Park

After the near disaster at Melbourne Airport on March 20 involving an Emirates Airbus A345 running off the end of the runway and two pilots who were later fired, a major ATSB study has been launched. What went wrong?

Ben Sandilands ā€” Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

The near disaster at Melbourne Airport on March 20 when an Emirates Airbus A345 went 292 metres past the end of the runway before it began climbing has sparked a major ATSB study of similar incidents world wide.


The study, announced in its second interim report into the accident, has been released after an overnight French report into the unrelated Air France Airbus A330-200 disaster that killed all 228 people aboard AF447 on June 1 in the mid Atlantic.

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3 thoughts on “Emirates dices with death at Keilor Park

  1. bakerboy

    This one was truly scary. Imagine the loss of life on the ground at KeilorPark if this baby had pranged. This must make people living under the take off path of R34L in Sydney very nervous.

  2. Gary Price

    How is it that the plane does not know at least anapproximation of its own weight?

  3. adrian

    lol talk about loss of life! i live in the closest street to runway 34 and i would of been caput. šŸ™ ive had a few annoying experiences there have been alot of aborted landings in the middle of the night so basicly the plaes are just above my house and then they decide to put full thrust ( walls shake dogs bark etc) and then the rest of the ear jets jets jets taking off its pretty gay but luckily for me i like planes but in moderation

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