1time plane makes emergency landing

2012-08-05 22:43

Johannesburg - A 1time plane made an emergency landing at the King Shaka International Airport on Sunday, an airport spokesperson said.

Spokesperson Colin Naidoo said the runway at the airport was closed for the emergency landing from 17:00 to 20:00.

"The runway has now been cleared and re-opened. We are dealing with the 3-hour flight delays."

Naidoo said the reason for the emergency landing will be investigated.

No further information was immediately available.

  • Sharon Miller - 2012-08-05 22:59

    We have been waiting at the airport now for the last five and half hours . bad service Flights booked after us have already left . how they plan and think only they know .

      tommo.too - 2012-08-05 23:10

      They don't know unfortunately....

      Johan De Beer - 2012-08-06 07:25

      Bolton, why chill? The airline should provide a replacement plane or alternatively transfer the passengers to another airline asap. These passengers paid for a service. Do you work for 1Time? No wonder the value of their shares is plummeting.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-08-06 10:12

      Um, not routine, the engine FELL APART AND SPREAD DEBRIS ACROSS THE RUNWAY.

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-08-07 09:17

      crikey, aren't they suppose to check everything before they take off? If standards are starting to slip like this it won't be long before we have a disaster

  • colin.taylor.9883 - 2012-08-05 23:02

    According to forum the runway was closed after the emergency landing to clear engine debris and oil spill. Sounds like another engine failure.

  • mahomed.mather - 2012-08-06 01:30

    Flight was from Dbn to Cpt! Seems like it suffered an uncontained engine failure.

  • normboolalor.scizaar - 2012-08-06 05:01

    M really not surprised though, the 1 I boarded last year frm C.T 2 JHB looked like a house in a squatter camp, it was scary just by the looks!! A real tyotyombe! Yhooo!

  • carl.fourie.9 - 2012-08-06 07:36

    Does anyone know what happened. I'm a frequent 1time flyer

  • carl.fourie.9 - 2012-08-06 07:36

    Does anyone know what happened. I'm a frequent 1time flyer

      Raymond - 2012-08-06 08:23

      And a frequent poster.

  • Peter Zylstra - 2012-08-06 07:37

    With a turnaround time of 30 min. I am yet to see a captain get out of the cockpit to do these so called inspections at KSA!

      marc.tetley - 2012-08-06 09:29

      A walkaround inspection only needs to be performaed by the captain of an aircraft in preperation for the first flight of that day. During a turn around he is NOT required to do another one. That duty is taken up by the licensed maintenance engineer responsible for overseeing the turn around (certifying the aircraft as safe and ready to fly). It can also be perfomred by another licensed technician working under the engineer who actually takes full responsibilty for ensuring the aircraft is serviceable and safe to fly before handing it back to the captain of the aircraft.

      wayne.redman.7 - 2012-08-06 12:47

      And tell me--how tall does the pilots in 1Time have to be to have a look into the front or back of the engines on a pre-flight--and no I am not with 1 Time--just someone with common sense

      marc.tetley - 2012-08-06 13:01

      You cannot really see much past the fan section in the front of the engine, and past the turbines in the rear of the tailpipe anyway. What do you propose they look for?

  • carl.fourie.9 - 2012-08-06 07:38

    Does anyone know what happened. I'm a frequent 1time flyer

      harry.dewet.5 - 2012-08-06 08:42

      If you fly 1 time more, you may not be so lucky to be a frequent flyer anymore...

  • pmolesworth - 2012-08-06 08:21

    Well done to the pilots of the one time flight, Piers, these pilots are obviously a credit to your staff. I fly 1time and their competitors frequently and have absolute confidence in the standard of the pilots. Sit in the jump seat oneday and see professionals at work.

  • comurray - 2012-08-06 09:31

    "1 Time" you are just lucky it was not your "Last time". In future use either SAA, BA or Kulula as they are all experienced airlines using the latest available aircraft.

      wayne.redman.7 - 2012-08-06 12:54

      You say SAA--I tell you what--google you tube for "SAA 737 wing hits truck in Lusaka" I was there--it knocked over a 5ton catering truck--off its wheels and put a huge hole in the wing--what did they do--taped up the wing with high speed tape--loaded the passengers and flew back to Joburg--As an aircraft engineer I know without doubt this was pushing the boundaries

  • tc.countee - 2012-08-06 09:58

    I spoke to a mate of mine who is a flight engineer, and asked him out of all the airlines in SA, which ones as an individual who knows, the technical aspect of aircraft's WOULD he not fly? He replied that 1time, firstly have the older aircraft's and the technicians fixing them, weren't getting the A's in class. He said Mango(surprisingly has quality technicians and aircraft, Kulua also good to fly on apparently.

      marc.tetley - 2012-08-06 10:19

      SAA, Mango, Kulua, 737s branded as 'British Airways' which are actually Comair operated aircraft are ALL serviced and maintained by South African Airways Technial. 1Time is serviced by Jetworx. The age of an aircraft, provided it still falls withing cycle and flight hour limits as laid out by the manufacturer, is actually largely irrelevant provided it has been maintained and looked after well during her life. There are many aircraft that are 25+ years old still in service and going strong, with absolutely nothing to worry about with regards to serviceability.

      wayne.redman.7 - 2012-08-06 12:57

      Tell your mate he does not know what he is talking about--from one flight engineer to another--oh by the way MD80 classed as second safest aircraft--also Kulula does not do their own maintenance

      hallo.daar.56 - 2012-08-06 14:10

      Your mate obviously went to the special class.

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-08-07 09:19

      thanks so much for this info.. very good to know!

  • rurapenthe - 2012-08-06 11:17

    I just came back from the USA... and really we cant complain. Due to weather, and mechanical and other problems some people sit up to 2-3 days at an airport sometimes. The good thing is an accident was averted, no one is hurt. And there are a myriad of international laws that dictate why runways must be closed etc. Its a pain, but its there for a reason. kudos to the 1time pilots for getting the damaged aircraft back down safely.

  • grantybobbins - 2012-08-06 13:59

    i have been on 5 return trips from JHB to DBN this year.. It may not seem like much to weekly business travellers, but not one of those flights have left on time and have been delayed by up to 2 hours, people book flights at certain times because on the other side they have places to be and people to see and often you inconvenience the people that are dropping you off and fetching you on the other sides of each flight

  • dave.rigby.16 - 2012-08-06 17:25

    Airport closed for 3 hours ?? Whats going to happen when there is a serious problem at King Shaka. There is no diversion airport in KZN and there is only one place that a 3.2km runway can go. Pilots - if you want the co-ords of this site which is 35nm from KSI give me a ring. You may need them one day!

      pmolesworth - 2012-08-06 21:04

      What about that big piece of ground down south that used to be an... an... errr... an airport?!!!!!!

  • mina.moo.14 - 2012-08-06 18:07

    always some delay

  • maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-08-07 09:16

    oh boy.. this does not bode well. I won't be getting on any 1time flights for sure. First a fire on the runway and now this?? I detest flying as it is so this news has made me even more paranoid!

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-08-07 09:24

      And in case you wondering why someone who has flown often is now praying during every take off and landing.. ten years ago I was on a flight going into Barcelona and they pulled up out of a landing! They aborted the landing at the very last minute! That isn't normal is it? Since then I am a nervous wreck. Being in a small propeller plane bouncing over the rockies didn't help either..

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