Qantas Plane Dives 20,000 Feet After Mystery Hole Rips Fuselage Area
Update: thanks to the ever-alert eye of NP member Vinny, I've learned that the first publication of this story was by JayR_ Patron, here. Do stop by his column, too, please.
A jumbo jet drops 20,000 feet in flight, and the passengers all live to tell the story. But what caused a sudden hole in the aircraft's fuselage? No one knows yet.
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.
There were no injuries, but some of the 345 passengers vomited after disembarking, said Manila International Airport Authority deputy manager for operations Octavio Lina.
PASSENGERS on a packed jumbo jet flight from London spoke today of their terror after a gaping hole appeared in the plane as it headed for Australia.