Friday, July 25, 2008
Probe begins into Qantas jumbo hole
Passengers spoke of hearing a loud bang and debris flying into the first class cabin as the plane’s flooring gave way, part of the ceiling collapsed and the plane reportedly plunged 20,000ft.
The aircraft touched down safely in Manila at 11.15am local time and amazingly all 346 passengers and 19 crew disembarked normally.
Manila airport operations officer Ding Lima told local radio the plane lost cabin pressure shortly after take-off on the Hong Kong to Melbourne leg of its journey and the pilot radioed for an emergency landing. [READ MORE]
Video shot by passenger inside plane
Shows airplane arriving in Manila.
Eyewitness account [here]
Posted by Pete Moss at 7/25/2008 10:12:00 AM