The flight was late taxiing to the runway due to aircraft queue. Once we eventually hit the runway, we stopped due to an air conditioning fault. Cut a long story short, we were sat on the plane for over 3 hours before the plane was fixed and we could start out 8 hour flight.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has launched an investigation into how a Virgin Australia Boeing veered off the runway during landing at Darwin International airport on 6 December. It subsequently veered off the runway. Investigators have been dispatched to inspect the aircraft, runway and surrounding area, while further information from the aircraft and air traffic control is being gathered.
Does anyone know what is happening to the airstrip at port Vila. Virgin Brisbane to port Vila turn back to Brisbane as the air strip was too unsafe to land. No information when flights will return.
Posted August 02, Virgin Australia turned back a flight from Brisbane to Port Vila on Monday, and cancelled another, due to new concerns that Vanuatu's international airport runway had deteriorated since emergency repairs earlier this year. In tweets responding to passenger queries on Tuesday, Virgin was unable to give a definitive date for the re-establishment of the Port Vila service. Qantas and Air New Zealand suspended flights to the Pacific tourist destination in Januarywith Virgin suspending its services a few days later.
Christchurch: An aeroplane crew with a "high workload" mistook a wet runway for one that was merely damp, landing dangerously close to the end of it, an investigation has found. The aircraft's operator, Virgin Australia, had changed its policy on landings from treating damp runways as wet ones to treating them as dry ones several months before the incident. The Virgin Australia aircraft stopped just 5 metres from the end of a shorter runway at Christchurch Airport, pictured.
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