Monday, December 13, 2010

Qantas repairs drip shields after mid-air failure

An aeroplane carrying more than 350 people made an emergency landing at Bangkok airport.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released its last report today and found the aircraft lost electrical power because drip shields failed to stop overflowing water entering electrical equipment.

The water affected cabin lighting and the aeroplane's communication navigation, including autopilot.

Qantas was also advised to develop its maintenance process which failed to pick up on the equipment deteriorating.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I believe that Qantas is doing quite well compared to Delta and other airlines. Qantas rarely ever has crashes. I do believe they cancel quite a few flights but they do that as a safety precaution not to be a pain in the bum. Over all I amend them and belive they are one of the top airlines!