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Old 07-25-2008, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A Qantas jet made an emergency landing in the Philippines early Friday morning after a gaping hole opened in the plane's fuselage following what was described as a large bang onboard. No one was injured and authorities are investigating the cause.

ABC News: Mysterious 'Loud Bang' Leaves Hole in Jet
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:51 PM
 
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Yeah, it's my fault. If QANTAS was ever going to have an incident that tarnished their safety record it would have to be while I am in receipt of a ticket and planning to fly with them.
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Old 07-26-2008, 12:12 AM
 
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It was a freak accident. Something in the baggage dept exploded investigators said,on the news this eve. The evidence shows an outward explosion right next to the wall where baggage was stored.
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:06 AM
 
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According to the QANTAS official on the tele here this arvo it's too early for them to speculate what the cause of the accident was but investigations are ongoing.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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Looks like an oxygen cylinder failed. Newer bottles are made from aluminum, or stranded Kevlar. Our bottles are filled to about 1800 P.S.I. They would have no trouble ripping through the aluminum skin.
Qantas inquiry extends to masks - Travel - smh.com.au
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