Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Another Qantas aircraft makes emergency landing

Another Qantas plane had to make an emergency landing just 3 days after a hole ripped through the fuselage of a Qantas 747.

The plane bound for Melbourne had to turn back to Adelaide with a mechanical problem. The pilot had told passengers there was a problem with the landing gear after it failed to retract after the Boeing 737-800 took off.

A Qantas spokeswoman said: "there was no risk to passengers’ safety during the “routine air turnback”.

Investigators have since found evidence that an oxygen tank had exploded onboard the 747 which eventually landed safely in the Phillipines on Friday.

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