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    Virgin Australia 737-800 lost by air traffic control for 30 minutes | Plane Talking

    Last Friday morning a Virgin Australia 737-800 with 168 seats left Sydney for Brisbane.

    Somewhere near Newcastle or perhaps a but further up the track, after the controller responsible for its departure from Sydney had handed over the flight to the officer responsible for most of its cruise north toward Brisbane, the flight was ‘lost.’

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    It flew at high speed and high altitude through the busiest airspace in Australian skies, between Melbourne-Sydney-Brisbane, without anyone in air traffic control, or any of the many jets of varying sizes that would have been under control in the space it was using, having any knowledge of its presence.

    The first anyone knew that there was an invisible passenger jet flying toward Brisbane was when a Virgin Australia pilot called traffic control at a point where he or she would have normally expected to hear from the ATC system prior to entering the airspace nearer its destination.
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    Darwin ATC sent two Qantas jets on collision course | Plane Talking

    A near mid-air, this one in Darwin by RAAF ATC. They don't mention it in this article but I'm led to believe there was around 800' vertical separation between the planes. In other words, SFA.
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    jumped out of a plane yesterday. was quite safe.
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    WHY DID YOU JUMP OUT OF IT THEN.

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    ATSB chiefs admits he's not proud of Pel-Air report | Plane Talking

    I'm sure that people not in aviation are probably wondering why this particular crash has exploded (so to speak). It's a significant case not because of the crash or that a particular operator has been negligent but because it would seem the organisation charged with investigating it, the ATSB, and the organisation charged with oversight of aviation here, CASA, are possibly proving themselves incompetent at performing those roles and, possibly, guilty of cover-ups for whatever reason. Stuff like this in other countries has seen their airlines banned from landing elsewhere like when the EU banned Garuda from entering their airspace.

    It's not just this incident, the recent incidents with that Virgin 737 which got 'lost', other lack of separate assurance and how well CASA has dealt with (or not) with Jetstar in the last two years is also coming up.
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    hasn't dick smith been banging on about em for years?

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    You could say that.

    Was chair of CASA for a couple of years in the 90's too so he'd know how decisions are often made.

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    Any **** (top_**** the most likely) a member of Australian Frequent Flyer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Any **** (top_**** the most likely) a member of Australian Frequent Flyer?
    Psht, too poor to be a frequent flyer!

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