Chinese Airliner Fails to Yield to Qatar Mayday

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  1. HiIslands
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    An amazing story from the Wall Street Journal's China Real Time Report:
    "The country’s General Administration of Civil Aviation on Monday announced its punishment for privately held Juneyao Airlines Co. after an incident earlier this month in the skies above Shanghai in which a Juneyao flight crew refused to give way to a Qatar Airways jet that had issued a “mayday” call and requested immediate permission to land as it ran low on fuel.
    Juneyao, one of relatively few private carriers in an industry dominated by state-run airlines, was ordered to reduce its flight capacity by 10% and temporarily barred from going ahead with expansion plans as well as hiring foreign pilots. Officials also banned the flight’s captain, a South Korean citizen, from continuing work as a pilot in China, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
    The Qatar Airways flight, a Boeing 777 en route from Doha, had been circling above Shanghai Pudong International Airport due to bad weather, Xinhua reported. Authorities decided to divert it to the city’s smaller Hongqiao International Airport as it ran low on fuel. The Juneyao pilot refused six orders from the control tower to yield and allow the Qatari jet to land first. Both flights eventually landed safely, but the Civil Aviation Administration said the Qatar jet had only about 18 minutes worth of fuel left when it finally landed at Hongqiao.
    Juneyao Airlines in a statement posted to its website on Tuesday, said it “would seriously draw lessons” from the case, and said the airline took responsibility for the incident. The Civil Aviation Administration statement said China would discuss with Qatari authorities whether the Qatar Airways crew could have done a better job predicting the fuel problem."
    Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/...rlines-bizarre-mid-air-stand-off/?mod=WSJBlog
     
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    Wow, I can't believe that...some people simply amaze me.
     
  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    If pax refuse to follow crew member instructions, chances are there will be a uniformed reception committee upon landing. What happens if a crew member refuses to follow ATC instructions?
     
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    The Chinese authorities are known for harsh punishment.... dont be surprised if the pilot gets thrown in jail for 30 years (or worse).
     
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    Are you stupid? How can Administration of Civil Aviation throw people in jail?
    u r so brainwashed, it amazes me.
     
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    :eek:
     
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    Oh no. I have Gold status on Juneyao!

    ;)
     
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    apparently, that means your planes get priority landing, no matter what! :eek:

    ;)
     
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