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Old 7th October 2008, 04:31 PM
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Default QF 72 Diverted to Learmonth

not sure what's happened here but there are injuries.

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BREAKING NEWS: UP to 50 people are reported injured after a Qantas Airbus on an international flight made a forced landing near Exmouth today.

The flight - QF72 from Singapore - made the landing at Learmonth Airport just before 2pm after what has been described as a ``mid-air incident''.

Police said about 50 of the 300 passengers on board the Airbus A380 had been injured.

Pilbara police are making their way to the airport to launch an investigation, but it is not known at this stage exactly what happened or the circumstanced leading up to the incident.

Police Media's Inspector Wayne Silver told Perthnow that the flight had landed safely, but preliminary information suggested there had been some sort of ``instrument failure'' and turbulance.

Insp Silver said there were reports of passengers sustaining severe lacerations and broken bones.

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http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/qa...1007-4vpd.html
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Old 7th October 2008, 04:33 PM
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Ohh please They just reported on Ch 10 news here in Melbourne it was an A320, media get your facts right please this is disgraceful
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Old 7th October 2008, 04:38 PM
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3aw radio on the 1700 news said it was a Singapore Airways A320 on it's way to Melbourne
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Old 7th October 2008, 04:43 PM
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VH-QPA is the a/c.
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the headline on PerthNow news website:

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These journalists should be shot!Twice!
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Old 7th October 2008, 04:46 PM
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http://www.qantas.com.au/regions/dyn...008/oct08/3829

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Qantas Aircraft Diverts to Learmonth in Western Australia

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Qantas said today that a number of passengers and crew sustained injuries, including fractures and lacerations, on board QF72 this afternoon en route from Singapore to Perth following a sudden change in altitude.

The flight, operated by an A330-300 aircraft with 303 passengers and 10 crew, diverted to Learmonth in Western Australia and landed at approximately 3.30pm local time.

The flight had been due to land in Perth at 3.50pm.

Emergency services, including medical attendants, met the aircraft on landing.

Qantas said there were no details available at this stage as to what caused the altitude change.

Further information will be issued as soon as it is available.
QF has released a statement regarding the incident.

seems QF media department is about as accurate as the MSM itself. :S

it was due in at 1350 but landed at Learmonth at 1330.
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Old 7th October 2008, 04:47 PM
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From PerthNow...

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The flight - QF72 from Singapore - made the landing at Learmonth Airport just before 2pm after what has been described as a ``mid-air incident''.

Police said about 50 of the 300 passengers on board the Airbus A380 had been injured.
Damn it, if I'd have known the A380 was doing PER-SIN-PER i would have booked a return trip up there!

http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/stor...59-948,00.html
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Old 7th October 2008, 04:50 PM
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Okay so a Qantas A320 with 300 people on board........................

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/20...145345200.html

Up to 40 people were injured when a passenger jet carrying more than 300 people made an emergency landing near Exmouth following a mid-air incident, West Australian police say.

Sergeant Greg Lambert said the Airbus A320 landed safety at Learmonth Airport, near Exmouth, this afternoon after a mayday call.

"It is understood up to 40 people were injured during a mid-air incident," Sgt Lambert said.

"The nature of the mid-air incident is unknown."

Emergency services and medical staff were at the airport.

Qantas would not immediately confirm the incident involved one of its aircraft.

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/20...145345200.html

Up to 40 people were injured when a passenger jet carrying more than 300 people made an emergency landing near Exmouth following a mid-air incident, West Australian police say.

Sergeant Greg Lambert said the Airbus A320 landed safety at Learmonth Airport, near Exmouth, this afternoon after a mayday call.

"It is understood up to 40 people were injured during a mid-air incident," Sgt Lambert said.

"The nature of the mid-air incident is unknown."

Emergency services and medical staff were at the airport.

Qantas would not immediately confirm the incident involved one of its aircraft.

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http://www.qantas.com.au/regions/dyn...008/oct08/3829

Sydney, 08 October 2008

Qantas said today that a number of passengers and crew sustained injuries, including fractures and lacerations, on board QF72 this afternoon en route from Singapore to Perth following a sudden change in altitude.

The flight, operated by an A330-300 aircraft with 303 passengers and 10 crew, diverted to Learmonth in Western Australia and landed at approximately 3.30pm local time.

The flight had been due to land in Perth at 3.50pm.

Emergency services, including medical attendants, met the aircraft on landing.

Qantas said there were no details available at this stage as to what caused the altitude change.

Further information will be issued as soon as it is available.
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sounds possibly like another decomp incident, or some serious CAT?
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Old 7th October 2008, 04:52 PM
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The Qantas article states "following a sudden change in altitude"

Would a mayday call be made for "severe mid air turbulence" ?
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