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The Northern Territory news Sat 6 Nov 2010

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 6 Nov 2010

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2010-11-06

Description

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/225281

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/681259

Page content

16 NT NEWS. Saturday, November 6, 2010. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 6 -N O V -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 1 6 C O L O R : C M Y K Pull up to three tonnes in Challenger with its powerful diesel engine performance and Mitsubishi All Terrain Technology including Super Select 4WD and Active Stability and Traction Control. For loads more on the entire three tonne towing range including Pajero and Triton call 1300 13 12 11 or visit mitsubishi-motors.com.au NATION l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Qantas tips A380s back in sky soon Indonesian police officers inspect parts of a Qantas jetliner that were found in the area, at the local police headquarters in Batam, Indonesia, yesterday By KAAREN MORRISSEY and MILES GODFREY in Sydney QANTAS may have its Airbus A380 superjumbo fleet back in the air in the next two days if safety checks give the all-clear, following a midair engine explosion on one of the jets. The airline, which this month is celebrating its 90th anniversary, has been working round the clock to find the cause of an explosion on A380 flight QF32 flying from Singapore to Sydney on Thursday. Chief executive Alan Joyce will today welcome Qantas ambassador-at-large and actor John Travolta to Sydney to kick off the celebrations, as the testing by Qantas, Airbus and engine maker Rolls Royce gets under way. We believe that over the next 24 to 48 hours those checks will be complete on all of the A380s and if we dont find any adverse findings out of the checks the aircraft will resume operations, he said in Sydney yesterday. But the seriousness of what the airline has described as an uncontained engine failure has become even more apparent as Mr Joyce outlined what happened as QF32 carrying 459 people flew over the Indonesian island of Batam. As one of the four engines failed, parts of the metal casing flew apart and hit the lefthand wing, raining debris on the town of Batam below. Some of the 433 passengers on board yesterday said the explosion sounded like a shotgun blast. It just kind of ripped open. The exterior of the wing almost ripped open, with a big hole, Tyler Wooster told Seven Network. Asked if the debris could have hit the cabin, Mr Joyce said: Thats why were not flying the aircraft today. We want to understand what caused it before the aircraft fly again. Mr Joyce reiterated the engine failure was significant, adding that some of the aircrafts tyres burst when it landed back in Singapore. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau yesterday began examining the flight data recorder of the plane, which was the first A380 to join the Qantas fleet two years ago. Meanwhile, a team of engineers from Rolls Royce is coming to Sydney to examine Qantas A380s.


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