Coincidence? AirAsia Surabaya-Bandung flight: plane engine dies just before take-off!

Did a Chinese Blogger predict the fate of QZ8501? 13 days before it happened?

AFTER FLIGHT QZ9801, IS THIS JUST A COINCIDENCE?

Bandung-bound AirAsia plane engine dies just before takeoff from Surabaya!

After repairs, about 90 per cent of the passengers refused to re-board the plane.

silly headlines in malaysia. Airasia Indonesia aircraft did not have a stalled engine. An Apu which is ground power had to be restarted.

PETALING JAYA: AirAsia Indonesia confirmed that its flight QZ7633 from Surabaya to Bandung at 9pm (local time) on Saturday returned to apron (RTA) due to a technical issue.

It said in a statement that the Airbus A320-200 (PK-AZC) carrying a total of 161 passengers experienced an Auxilliary Power Unit (APU) auto shutdown during pushback.

APU is a device located at the tail part of an aircraft that provides energy for electrical Power and Pneumatic systems when the aircraft is on the ground and before the main engines start.

APU has a protection system which automatically shuts the APU down when it detects any system malfunctions such as overspeed, low oil pressure, oil filter problems or oil overheating to ensure safe operations.

Star, AirAsia confirms auto shutdown glitch on Surabaya-Bandung flight

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/01/04/airasia-indonesia-confirms-technical-fault-in-surabaya-bandung-flight/

plane engine dies just before takeoff from Surabaya, passengers told to disembark

The engine of an AirAsia plane departing from Surabaya failed just before it took off from Juanda International Airport in the Indonesian city, local news media reported, the latest incident to hit the airline.– ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

IN THE latest incident to hit an AirAsia flight departing from Surabaya, the engine of a plane failed just before it took off from Juanda International Airport in the Indonesian city, local news media reported.

The plane had been taxiing for 2m to 3m before takeoff when the engine suddenly died, horrifying passengers, who heard a loud sound, Indonesia’s Metro TV reported.

Thankfully, the Bandung-bound plane made it back to the gate and the 120 passengers on board were then asked to disembark while the plane underwent repairs, Indonesia’s Metro TV reported.

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/south-east-asia/story/airasia-plane-engine-dies-just-takeoff-surabaya-passengers-told-dise

Bandung-bound AirAsia plane engine dies just before takeoff from Surabaya

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Engine of Air Asia flight fails just before taking off from Surabaya

Sunday January 4, 2015 MYT 8:59:44 PM

Engine of Air Asia flight fails just before taking off from Surabaya

JAKARTA: In the latest incident to hit an AirAsia flight departing from Surabaya, the engine of a plane failed just before it took off from Juanda International Airport in the Indonesian city, local news media reported.

The plane had been taxiing for 2m to 3m before takeoff when the engine suddenly died, horrifying passengers, who heard a loud sound, Indonesia’s Metro TV reported.

Thankfully, the Bandung-bound plane made it back to the gate and the 120 passengers on board were then asked to disembark while the plane underwent repairs, Indonesia’s Metro TV reported.

Passenger Yusuf Fitriadi told Metro TV that a man clad in pilots’ uniform told passengers waiting at the terminal that the starter monitor had malfunctioned.

“The plane was ready and moved, but suddenly a loud sound was heard, the sound of the engine disappeared and the plane moved backwards. We were shocked and panicked.

“The plane was then pulled back to where it parked and we were asked by the stewardess to leave the plane,” the passenger was quoted by Metro TV as saying.

Yusuf said that the airline later told passengers that the flight would be resumed after the issue had been attended to, but about 90 per cent of them refused to re-board the plane, fearing that the fault would recur during the flight.

AirAsia then refunded the plane fare of those passengers who had declined to continue with the flight, Metro TV reported. –THE STRAITS TIMES/ANN

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