Airline News - Asia / Pacific.


Oct 13, 2008

Qantas Airways, Airbus

Qantas A330-300 on its way from Singapore to Perth yesterday afternoon experienced severe turbulence and diverted to Learmonth, about 700 mi. north of its destination earlier today had a sudden change in altitude, resulting in around 74 people on board reportedly being injured and the pilots responding by making an emergency landing at a remote airport in Western Australia. The Oneworld carrier says in a statement the A330-300 was en route to Perth from Singapore with 303 passengers and 10 crew on board when there was "a sudden change in altitude". The pilots received centralized aircraft monitoring messages to say there was "some irregularity with the aircraft's elevator control system", the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)) says in a statement today. This...

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