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ATSB releases report on Qantas Boeing 747 uncontained engine failure
17 April 2012

ATSB releases report on Qantas Boeing 747 uncontained engine failure

17 April 2012

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released its investigation report on a serious incident in which a a Qantas Boeing 747-438 aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure shortly after departure from San Francisco, CA (SFO). On 30 August 2010 at approximately 23:30 Pacific Daylight Time, a Qantas Boeing 747-438 aircraft, registered VH-OJP, departed San Francisco […]

Report: In-flight upset of Airbus A330 near Australia

19 December 2011

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued the final report of their investigation into an in-flight upset accident involving an Airbus A330 in 2008. On 7 October 2008, an Airbus A330-303 aircraft, registered VH-QPA and operated as Qantas flight 72, departed Singapore on a scheduled passenger transport service to Perth, Western Australia. While the aircraft was […]

ATSB Report: oxygen cylinder rupture on Boeing 747 was unique event

22 November 2010

The rupture of an oxygen cylinder on board a Qantas Boeing 747 in 2008 was a unique event and highly unlikely to happen again according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). On 25 July 2008, an oxygen cylinder ruptured in the plane’s forward cargo hold about an hour into a flight from Hong Kong […]

Qantas grounds four DHC-8-400Q’s due to cracks in landing gear component

22 August 2010

Qantas reported that five De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 aircraft operated by its regional airline QantasLink had been temporarily removed from service following an inspection by the airline of a main landing gear component. During these inspections cracks were discovered in a major component of a landing gear fitting in five of its 21 […]