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Qantas.... Still hasn't crashed!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Simon_Cowbell, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

  2. Actually, they have crashed:

  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Rainman will be upset.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That's nuts. Kudos to the pilot.

    Wonder what it will turn out to be:

    Sabotage by a disgruntled mechanic?
    or some weird accident?
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    No deaths yet. That satisfies the "never crashed" criteria to me.
  6. Hell of a job by them getting the plane down safely.

    Maybe it was a structural fatigue problem?

    There was a United Airlines 747 that had a hole blown out the side off Honolulu many years ago, but that was because the latches on a cargo door fatigued.

    This Qantas incident might be a smaller-scale version of the Aloha Airlines accident, when structural fatigue led to the roof blowing off. That'd be my guess, anyway.
  7. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

  8. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Early word is some kind of strange electromagnetic disturbance over the South Pacific. Authorities suspect it has something to do with this guy:

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