Saturday, October 11, 2008

Qantas mid-air plunge

About 50 passengers were taken to hospital after a Qantas A330-300 plunged nose down during a Tuesday flight from Singapore to Perth. Investigators from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) were quoted as sayting on Wednesday that instruments aboard flight QF72 had warned pilots of a glitch in the stabilisation system just before the accident. The plane was carrying 303 passengers and 10 crew members when the incident happended at 11,000m. The jet made an emergency landing at Learmonth about 1,100km north east of Perth.

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