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Member since 19 Feb 2014

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Flightradar24.com Can anyone shed any light as to why VA683 from Melbourne to Perth (right now) flew up to NT, over Uluru and then down to Perth? The aircraft departed 2 hrs late and is landing 2:45 late??


Member since 12 Mar 2014

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Sidetracked by extra terrestrials who frequent central Australia for sure. Those onboard are probably unaware of any lost time, despite ageing several years between take-off and landing...


Member since 29 Aug 2013

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By the looks of it an HF radio, or other equipment failure, that has meant the aircraft cannot fly through designated remote areas or across the bite. Without a working HF they can't go across the Nullabor or the bite due to being a remote area. The flight path neatly circles the remote area in WA.

undertheradar Banned

Member since 28 Oct 2011

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+1 to that Boof..I recall reading about another VA flight a month or 2 ago took a similar (strange) route  , and those in the know gave this very reason.


Member since 25 Apr 2013

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I was flying PER-SYD a few weeks ago and the flight plan was just that: flying North of Alice Springs to avoid weather as their weather radar was faulty. They ended up cancelling that service and put us on a 737. The flight the night before was cancelled too and when I was in the lounge a week later in SYD they said there was another PER-SYD service cancelled on the A330. Something up with those 330's it would seem.

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