Qantas in-flight mayday injures 40

mjg407

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Up to 40 people suffered broken bones and other injuries when a Qantas plane carrying more than 300 passengers was involved in a “mid-air incident” and was forced to make an emergency landing in Western Australia today.
Crew members issued a “mayday” call and the pilot diverted the aircraft when a sudden change of altitude caused problems while the Airbus A330-300 was traveling in what is known as ‘level flight’.
The plane, carrying 303 passengers and 10 crew, was traveling from Singapore to Perth in Western Australia when it was forced to land at Learmonth airport near the remote coastal town of Exmouth, 1,200km north of Perth at 1.45pm local time (4.45amBST).
About 15 of the passengers were listed as having serious injuries. A spokesman for Western Australia Police told Times Online that the injured passengers, most of whom were at the rear of the plane, were treated by nurses at the scene and would then be transferred to a local hospital.
 

Scandinavian13

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Crew members issued a “mayday” call and the pilot diverted the aircraft when a sudden change of altitude caused problems while the Airbus A330-300 was traveling in what is known as ‘level flight’.
I'm guessing that's the really dumbed down version of CAT and the people weren't wearing their belts as they should've been?
 

skidz

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wow. does anyone else have a feeling that bad mojo tends to repeat to the same companies for a while? In some cases it could be a string of accidents/incidents resulting from bad maintenance practices, or crm issues, but it always feels like it tends to repeat. Or maybe it just feels like that because every time another thing happens news folks tend to say "this has happened just months since..."
 
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