Friday, May 26, 2006

Aborted take-off

My excitement for today consisted of an aborted take-off at Canberra Airport. As we accelerated down the runway the pilot throttled the engines back, announcing that one of the engines on our 737-400 had failed.

Qantas did a good job of re-routing the passengers via Sydney so I got back to Brisbane just a few hours late.

In the many hundreds of flights I've taken this is the first aborted take-off I've experienced although I've had a few aborted landings. I'm certainly glad the engine died when it did and not few seconds later when it would have been too late to abort. That really would have been exciting!

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