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(7/25/08) Qantas Plane Dives 20,000 Feet After Hole Ripped Mid-Air in Fuselage
artorius castus blog ^ | 25 July 08 | AP

Posted on 07/25/2008 6:58:31 AM PDT by cardinal4

MANILA, Philippines — A Qantas flight en route to Australia from London made an emergency stop in Manila on Friday after a loud bang punched a hole in the Boeing 747-400's fuselage, officials and passengers said.

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TOPICS: Hobbies; Travel
KEYWORDS: 747; 747400; airlines; airlinesecurity; australia; hongkong; london; philippines; qantas; quantas; uk
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1 posted on 07/25/2008 6:58:31 AM PDT by cardinal4
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I hate it when that happens..


2 posted on 07/25/2008 6:59:50 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Drill Now, Vote Nobama, and Oust the Third Word Democrat Congress)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Aviation ping


3 posted on 07/25/2008 7:00:22 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Drill Now, Vote Nobama, and Oust the Third Word Democrat Congress)
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Any bomb involved?


4 posted on 07/25/2008 7:01:04 AM PDT by sarasota
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5 posted on 07/25/2008 7:01:38 AM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption hasn’t changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: cardinal4

I wonder if this has already been posted. I wonder if this is from the AP which banned on FR.


6 posted on 07/25/2008 7:01:45 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: sarasota

Sounds like a door blew. Door seal, maybe?


7 posted on 07/25/2008 7:02:45 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Drill Now, Vote Nobama, and Oust the Third Word Democrat Congress)
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To: Moonman62; Admin Moderator

AP-via Fox-via my blog. Is that not allowed?


8 posted on 07/25/2008 7:04:09 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Drill Now, Vote Nobama, and Oust the Third Word Democrat Congress)
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To: cardinal4
Why can't reporter write accurately. The plane did not "dive" or "plunge" or whatever 20,000 ft. The pilots executed an emergency descent to 10,000ft. The plane was entirely under the control of the pilots at all time during its flight.

I am so sick of these idiot journalists who know nothing, obivously failed grade school composition and think that they are fit to instruct the rest of the world on what are the important things that they should discuss.

9 posted on 07/25/2008 7:16:34 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: cardinal4
And this nonsense: after a loud bang punched a hole in the Boeing 747-400's fuselage

Unless it is the shockwave from the detonation of a high explosive, a loud bang did not punch a whole in the fuselage. Something punched a hole in the fuselage, or there was a structural failure resulting in a hole in the fuselage, during which even a loud noise (i.e. bang) was made.

Idiots. Flunked grade school science as well as composition.

10 posted on 07/25/2008 7:19:00 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: cardinal4

ap writer writes “loud bang punched a hole.” I wonder if he knows the difference between cause and effect.


11 posted on 07/25/2008 7:30:47 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Man, that's stupid ... even by congressional standards.)
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To: AndyJackson
Journalism majors are not taught to write accurately, factually, or informatively. Both Journalism Schools and media outlets train them to write provocatively, to get interest and readership. Nothing else matters.

I say make any outlet using the term "news" into a non-profit. Instantly, two things will happen: far fewer outlets using the term "news", and far more factual stories coming from those who do.

12 posted on 07/25/2008 7:34:17 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Thank you Dith Pran for showing us what Communism brings)
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To: cardinal4

http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PHILIPPINES_EMERGENCY_LANDING?SITE=FLPET&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

This AP article/via St. Pete Times, calls the explosion “mysterious,” but explosives experts were called in.


13 posted on 07/25/2008 7:34:30 AM PDT by dawn53
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“Why can’t reporter write accurately. The plane did not “dive” or “plunge” or whatever 20,000 ft. The pilots executed an emergency descent to 10,000ft. The plane was entirely under the control of the pilots at all time during its flight.”

“I am so sick of these idiot journalists who know nothing, obivously failed grade school composition and think that they are fit to instruct the rest of the world on what are the important things that they should discuss.”
I
see nothing wrong with either word. Was this plane in a steep descent? If so, that’s exactly what a dive is when referring to a plane, according to the dictionary, and therefore is being used perfectly. Did it plunge? I don’t know, but according to the story that was a quote from passengers. Is the reporter supposed to stop and say, “Hey, IMO you weren’t officially in a plunge so quit using that word?”

In any event, if I’m on a plane when I hear a loud pop, feel sudden decompression, watch the oxygen masks come down, notice that the floor is buckled and there’s a hole, and then feel a quick descent, I’m going to be scared you-know-whatless. You can assure me all day long that it wasn’t a “plunge,” but it hardly matters.


14 posted on 07/25/2008 7:34:49 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: AndyJackson

Oh...but remember...the truth matters not to them...it’s all about the drama!


15 posted on 07/25/2008 7:36:57 AM PDT by Devilinbaggypants (Spread the word...stop the madness...NOBAMANATION!)
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To: cardinal4
Charlie: Ray, all airlines have crashed at one time or another, that doesn't mean that they are not safe.
Raymond: QANTAS. QANTAS never crashed.
Charlie: QANTAS?
Raymond: Never crashed.


16 posted on 07/25/2008 7:38:35 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Thank you Dith Pran for showing us what Communism brings)
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Hehehe - one of the best movies ever - ten minutes to Wapner, definitely, ten minutes to Wapner...


17 posted on 07/25/2008 7:40:30 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Vigilantism will arise where the justice system is viewed as overly lenient and/or ineffective.)
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To: Devilinbaggypants

“Oh...but remember...the truth matters not to them...it’s all about the drama!”

Let’s see, you’re on a plane when you hear a loud pop, feel “explosive” decompression, watch the oxygen masks come down, notice that the floor is buckled and there’s a hole, and then feel a quick descent. Passengers are applauding the crew in relief and some are throwing up. I’m not sure about you, but in my book that qualifies for “drama” no matter how any reporter describes it.


18 posted on 07/25/2008 7:42:58 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: Hegemony Cricket

K-Mart sucks.


19 posted on 07/25/2008 7:43:22 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Teacher317
"I say make any outlet using the term "news" into a non-profit."

We have that on radio, it's called National Liberal Radio and the show All Things Liberal. On TV, it's the Liberal Broadcasting Service. In print, it's the Congressional Register.

20 posted on 07/25/2008 7:50:29 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Bernanke is a Monetary Slut!)
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