Tag: "safety"

Qantas QF32

Episode 6: John Bartels & QF30

| April 17, 2011 | 13 Comments

Qantas Flight 30 (QF30) was a Qantas Boeing 747-438 (construction number 25067 & registered in Australia as VH-OJK). QF30 was a scheduled flight from London to Melbourne with a stopover in Hong Kong on 25 July 2008. The flight was interrupted when an oxygen tank exploded causing a fuselage rupture just forward of the starboard wing root. There were no injuries and the plane made an emergency (rapid) descent and… Continue Reading

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Episode 1: Eric Moody

Episode 1: Eric Moody

| July 16, 2010 | 20 Comments

In our first episode we talk to Eric Moody. In 1982, Eric was the Captain of a British Airways 747 flight that had all four engines fail after it encountered volcanic ash. Rather than address issues that are already a matter of public record, we probed Eric for his views on training, crew resource management and the broader industry. Eric is an incredible man whose (controversial) leadership and command skills defined the routine nature of his flying either side of Speedbird 9’er. Continue Reading

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