On July 29, Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330-300, Registration Number 9M-MTH, operating as flight MH136 with 167 people on board aborted takeoff. The near-miss occurred as MH136 was departing down the runaway at Adelaide, SA (Australia), beginning a flight to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
Photo Credit: Agence France-Presse AFP/Getty Images. Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER taking off from Adelaide, SA (Australia) on July 29 en route to Kuala Lumpur.
Adelaide air traffic control suddenly realized the Malaysia Airlines flight MH136, Airbus A330-300 airliner was on a collision course with another Tiger Airways flight TT449, Airbus A320-200 airliner.
According to radar data, a Tiger Airways Airbus A320-200, Registration Number VH-VNC, operating as flight TT449, from Melbourne,VI (Australia) to Adelaide,SA (Australia), was on a 6 nautical miles final approach to runway 05, descending through 2300 feet at 170 knots over ground. Then, the flight TT449 Airbus A320-200 airliner went around from below 1250 feet. The Tiger Airways Airbus A320-200 subsequently landed safely on its second approach to runway 05 about 12 minutes later, reports the Aviation Herald.
According to Malaysia’s New Straits Times, The Daily Mail (U.K.), and the Aviation Herald, “the Airbus A330-300 was accelerating for takeoff from Adelaide’s runway 05, when the Adelaide air traffic control cancelled the takeoff clearance.”
Congratulations to the MH136 flight deck crew for rejecting the takeoff at low speed, and slamming on the brakes, halting the Airbus A330-300 aircraft on the runway.
Adelaide air traffic control apologized that a Tiger Airways flight TT449, Airbus A320-200 airliner on approach had been too high and too fast on approach and went around, according to the Aviation Herald.
The control tower wanted to make sure Malaysia Airlines flight MH136, Airbus A330-300 did not climb underneath the go-around, reports the Aviation Herald. So, air traffic controllers on the scene explained that the takeoff clearance rejection occurred, when the Tiger Airways flight TT449, Airbus A320-200 was about 5 nautical miles out, with sufficient space for the departure, while the A320-200 airliner was still maintaining about 200 knots over ground.
The crew of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH136, Airbus A330-300 decided to return to the holding point of Adelaide’s runway 05, before it eventually departed about 25 minutes after rejecting its initial attempt at takeoff to Kuala Lumpur.
According to Malaysia’s New Straits Times, an official said: “MH136 stopped its takeoff safely and waited the required cool-down time on its brakes before departing from Adelaide.”
Malaysia Airlines flight MH136 completed its flight operation safely, reaching Kuala Lumpur with an arrival delay of only about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, this safety incident comes just two weeks after flight MH17’s Boeing 777-200ER airliner was shot out of the sky over Donetsk (Ukraine) on July 17, 2014 with 298 passengers (including 80 children) and crew on aboard. Further analysis of the MH17 aviation disaster is explained in-depth here.
In a joint press briefing today, July 31, in The Netherlands with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, it was announced that a team of 68 Malaysian police has arrived Kiev today. They will work together with the Dutch and Australian teams to help secure access to the site.
Prime Minister Najib Razak said, “Malaysia fully supports the international investigation, and we are grateful to the Netherlands for their lead role in the international team.”
“Repatriating the remains of victims as fast as possible is a shared priority. Malaysian experts are already helping here in the Netherlands with the painstaking task of identification – and we stand ready to provide more assistance if required,” Prime Minister Razak said.
“On behalf of Malaysia, I would like to thank Prime Minister Rutte and the Dutch people for all they have done, and continue to do, for the victims of this senseless and tragic act.”
On March 8, 2014, flight MH370’s Boeing 777-200ER airliner disappeared with 239 passengers and crew on board. MH370 was diverted from its intended flight plan from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, making a sharp turn heading out to the Bay of Bengal, as it disappeared from military radar. Further analysis of the MH370 aviation tragedy is explained in-depth here. A British firm, Inmarsat’s satellite then mysteriously tracked the airliner to where it is now presumed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.
Conventional theory says a catastrophic fire perhaps occurred on board MH370, causing unconsciousness of the 239 passengers and crew on board, as the airliner continued to travel randomly adrift on auto-pilot, whereupon the fuel on board was exhausted and the airliner then crashed into the southern Indian Ocean.Therein, an international search for the missing Boeing 777-200ER airliner continues in August. Additional alleged conjectures surrounding the MH370 pilot have resulted from news of only alleged possible hypotheses out of a police probe into the incident.
Malaysia Airlines has lost $1.3 billion dollars in the last three years. A name change could allegedly be coming soon for the Malaysian flagship-carrier after the loss of 537 lives in five months. Owned by the Malaysian government, officials must seek private investors to rebuild the ailing southeast Asia air carrier.
Discussed in a article about an alleged possible name change imminent for Malaysia Airlines are four strategic questions now confronting the executive leadership and board governance of the ailing Malaysian air carrier under crisis.
Malaysia Airlines is now in the fog of the greatest dual-crisis in international aviation safety and security history,” I said recently on Reuters.
Photo Credit: The Malaysian Insider taken on July 29, 2014. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH136, Airbus A330-300 from Adelaide to Kuala Lumpur almost collided with an incoming Tiger Airways flight TT449, Airbus A320-200.
Thursday, July 31, 06:40 PM GMT
MH17 Statement by Prime Minister Najib Razak During Joint Press Briefing in The Netherlands with Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Ladies and gentlemen,
Like the Netherlands, Malaysia is in mourning. We mourn the loss of all 298 lives on board MH17.
And as we watched the first bodies arrive in Eindhoven, our hearts reached out to the people of the Netherlands, who have lost so much.
The flags flying at half-mast told their own story: of the nations who lost their sons and daughters. And of our determination to work together to bring them home.
Malaysia stands with the Netherlands, with Australia; with all countries whose people have been lost. We stand together, united in grief, and ready to help however we can.
Earlier, Prime Minister Rutte and I spoke about the continued military activity at the crash site; the inability of international investigators to deploy across it; and the human remains that may still lie there.
For the sake of the grieving families, it is imperative that all remains at the crash site are repatriated as soon as possible. Every single victim must be given dignity and a decent funeral.
Our other priority is to ensure the international investigators are given full and unfettered access to the site, so that they may collect evidence and carry out their vital work. Only then will we be able to find out what happened to MH17; only then can we achieve justice for the victims and their families.
The conflict in Eastern Ukraine may not be easily resolved. But the people on board that plane had no part in it.
We ask that there be an immediate cessation of hostilities in and around the crash site – by both Ukrainian and separatist forces.
We ask that all sides respect the lives lost, and the integrity of the site, so that the investigation may proceed. The long walk towards justice begins with this step.
A team of 68 Malaysian police has arrived Kiev today. They will work together with the Dutch and Australian teams to help secure access to the site.
Malaysia fully supports the international investigation, and we are grateful to the Netherlands for their lead role in the international team.
Repatriating the remains of victims as fast as possible is a shared priority. Malaysian experts are already helping here in the Netherlands with the painstaking task of identification – and we stand ready to provide more assistance if required.
On behalf of Malaysia, I would like to thank Prime Minister Rutte and the Dutch people for all they have done, and continue to do, for the victims of this senseless and tragic act.
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