Photo: Emirates Plane With Faulty Engine Replaced

Photo: Emirates Plane With Faulty Engine Replaced

The plane caught fire 30 minutes after take-off from the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka on Sunday night. Which was flying at an altitude of 34,000 feet above sea level, returned safely to Lusaka after an engine failure.
The Airbus 330-200 carrying 135 passengers took off from KK International Airport around 23:00 hours.

17 Responses to "Photo: Emirates Plane With Faulty Engine Replaced"

  1. Morris   October 25, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Okay we know about this plane but who the hell is responsible for maintenance and why did they not spot the faulty .I know that before flying the pilot carries out what is called a test flight checking all instruments and condition of the plane.Something is amiss here.Someone did not do his job or the plane was under pressure to meet the schedule.This kind of mistakes must carry a jail term and punishment for all involved including sucking that boot licker spokesperson who told lies to the media.Imagine if it crashed and 135 lives lost because of gross negligence.There is enough air tragedies in the world.

  2. Wanyafye FC   October 25, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Welcome to SECONDS FROM DISASTER. In this case it was Minutes. Thanks to the Emirates team.

  3. kwindi kodjo   October 25, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Ba Morris. Some faults may develop even after checks. I wonder why no one has actually commended the flight crew especially the captain for making the right call and thus ensuring that everyone was safe.

  4. pompizo   October 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Many times these things happen and you never even know it. Had the fault developed 30 minutes before Dubai airport, the plane would have landed there without any passenger knowing they were flying on one engine.The crew are just great professionals.

  5. CAPTAIN GABRIEL CHILESHE KUNDA   October 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    All this is but normal in aviation, there is nothing wrong, the Captain made the right decision to return to Lusaka. A visual check or walk around the aircraft is standard practice by the crew as a normal requirement for checklist purposes. This check is however not able and can never be able to reveal microscopic defects due to normal wear and tear of the internal mechanical components of the engine that are exposed to temperatures as high as 800 to 900 degrees centigrade. Crews regularly as often as every six months, are required to under go as part of recurrent qualification a check ride in a simulator or actual aircraft to validate their flight crew licences, so a good job there for the crew. Maintenance wise Emirates has one of the most rigorous maitenance regimes in the world, so no doubts about that, this was just one of those unfortunate one in a million failures. Once the findings are made I am sure you will agree with me, so welcome aboard and keep flying!

    • Chali   October 25, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      Well said Captian

      • CAPTAIN GABRIEL CHILESHE KUNDA   October 25, 2012 at 8:24 pm

        Thanks Chali and Ibu for your comments, @ TimZ, yes I am a pilot I retired as a Major from the Zambia Air Force where I received thorough training in the aviation field and currently in commercial aviation flying for a National Airline in West Africa.

    • Ibu   October 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      You remind me of Rajalamjet lol!

  6. Kankoyo Man   October 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Ichisungu ba Tumfweko… Are you saying the plane has been replaced or you want to say the engine has been replaced? In your story there is nothing tied to your headline.

  7. CAPTAIN GABRIEL CHILESHE KUNDA   October 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    By the way the aircraft is certified to fly on a single engine at maximum take-off weight in all conditions. The fire extinguishing system has the capacity to deal with all sorts of fires that may arise in the engine compartment and associated areas thereof. Sounds strange but these are daily occurrences where air traffic densities are high but generally modern aviation safety has improved remarkably.

  8. mervyn mwansa   October 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    ba morris muliefonteen comment on issues you understand read comments from ba kunda and ba pompizo watch air crash investigation on national geographic to have an idea of aviation shame on you

  9. Tank Buster   October 25, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Happy flying Major G (rtd) that morris should research before writting things he doesnt understand.

    • CAPTAIN GABRIEL CHILESHE KUNDA   October 25, 2012 at 8:27 pm


  10. TimZ   October 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Nayopa ine. Coz I know nothing abt planes. But frm da way ba Kunda has eplained, I think it make sense. Ba kunda are u also a pilot? I like da way u ‘ve techinically explained it.

  11. Observer   October 25, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Same old junk revived!

  12. Bantustan Nyandule   October 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    It was a air return but the WatchMongrel reported that it crash landed, had sa tyre bust and careered off the runway. No apologies for the imbwas without shame

  13. Servant of God   October 26, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Thank God.The hand of God was with the crew.The plan of the enerny to destroy 135 people was thwarted.Praise God.Thank you Jesus.