QANTAS Boeing 747-400 VH-OJQ
Image ID: 73188
Operator: QANTAS - VH-OJQ
Aircraft: Boeing - 747-400
Airport: Australia - Sydney - Kingsford Smith Intl, NSW (SYD / YSSY)
Category: Main database
Photo taken on 2009-12-20 by MAKISMO [Contact]
EXIF information is not available.
(21.12.2009, 21:19 CET)
QF 6029 "5th pod configured 744" arrival from Changi, carrying an in-operable engine. QF10 operated by VH-OJQ originally returned to Changi on Thursday 17th December 2009 shortly after departure as a precautionary measure on 3 engines; the crew shut down engine number 4, due to a reported "engine surge" and what some passengers describe as an engine fire. A somewhat rare sight nowdays, seeing a 74 with "5 donkeys" - note engine cover to aid air flow. Cruise speed was also reduced. Never-the-less a great sight and a real pitty Airbus dont have such a design feature on their aircraft - especially the A380 as that would be a sight for sure!
1 Martin Krupka
(21 December 2009 - 21:28 CET)
Great capture. Something you don't see every day.