Fiji Time: 8:03 AM on Tuesday 25 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

National carrier investigates aircraft incident

Felix Chaudhary
Thursday, March 27, 2014

FIJI Airways is investigating how one of its brand new Airbus A330 aircraft received substantial damage to its undercarriage while landing at Kingsford-Smith International Airport in Sydney, Australia, last week.

The national carrier's managing director and CEO, Stefan Pichler, said the pilot in charge of the flight had been stood down and investigations were in progress.

"We have started a full internal investigation to conclude the full circumstances of the hard landing in Sydney. Until the result of this investigation is established, the captain has been grounded.

"Once we have the results of this investigation, we will be able to draw conclusions which will then lead to the necessary management decisions."

The aircraft, registration DQ-FJV, reportedly toucheddown hard during the landing on March 18.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65020.6312
JPY 51.786748.7867
GBP 0.39950.3915
EUR 0.44950.4375
NZD 0.68980.6568
AUD 0.64760.6226
USD 0.49350.4765



Exchange Rate updated on 21st October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Hunt on for sex assault suspect
  2. Drop in roll
  3. Fiji pearls make history
  4. Villagers fear for safety
  5. Abuse on the streets
  6. Teenager finds body in a creek
  7. Village diving expedition turns tragic
  8. Villagers turn to sea cucumbers for income
  9. Alleged robber charged
  10. Former Fiji national hailed a hero

Top Stories this Week

  1. Former flight attendant invests in farming business Wednesday (19 Oct)
  2. Calls for USP vice chancellor to step down Tuesday (18 Oct)
  3. 'I heard Soko screaming in pain' Friday (21 Oct)
  4. A daughter's sacrifice Thursday (20 Oct)
  5. Dad's cry for justice Tuesday (18 Oct)
  6. 'I never knew Soko' Thursday (20 Oct)
  7. Hero's welcome Wednesday (19 Oct)
  8. 18 workers on the run Tuesday (18 Oct)
  9. Death probe Sunday (23 Oct)
  10. Fijians at heart Wednesday (19 Oct)