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Old 7th October 2008, 04:53 PM
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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.
well unless we've moved forward in time I can assure you its NOT 3:30PM here in the west, its only 2:50pm, the a/c landed at 1330.
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sounds possibly like another decomp incident, or some serious CAT?
Random gossip around the office tends to show that it's just a bumpy flight, so probably just CAT.


"Qantas recommends you keep your seat belt fastened at all times..."

PS. Thanks Montague S for providing _FACTS_ on this rather than the crap coming out of the media.

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Old 7th October 2008, 05:04 PM
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.... more than 300 people .......

.....said the Airbus A320 landed safety.......
Well if you're going to pile 300 people onto an A320, you're just asking for trouble.....
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Old 7th October 2008, 05:11 PM
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according to YPPH website the returning flight to Singapore (QF71) has been cancelled.
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Qantas Perth spokesperson has just announced two flights will depart Perth for immediately to bring passengers uninjured back to Perth. THE two flights are expected to return later tonight. The RFDS at Jandakot Airport have aircraft on standby if required.
The spokesperson also indicated the aircraft will remain in Learmonth and indicated that crew are amongst those onboard injured.

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The ATSB has begun an investigation into the incident:
http://www.atsb.gov.au/newsroom/2008...e/2008_38.aspx
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Well i am glad the injuries appear to be minor (broken bones, lacerations etc) and that everyone is relatively ok. Sounds like severe CAT which has i believe been responable for several aircraft crashing due to structural failure. Will be interesting to read the final ATSB report.
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Appears 767 VH-ZXC is heading to Learmonth to assist.



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Old 7th October 2008, 06:16 PM
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VH-ZXC was supposed to operate QF 566 to SYD at 1515, now departing 2315 tonight.
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Well if you're going to pile 300 people onto an A320, you're just asking for trouble.....
I shouldn't laugh but that is as funny as the A380 doing PER/SIN!

Still, at least they got the manufacturer right so that is a start.

Whatever happened, this again shows why you should have your seatbelt on at all times. Crew are likely to be injured because they are in the galleys or walking through the cabin.
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