19 Dec '11, 12pm

Software flaw 'led to Qantas plane's sudden plunge'

Software flaw 'led to Qantas plane's sudden plunge'

More than 100 passengers and crew were injured, 12 seriously, during the two nose-down drops by the Airbus A330-303, en route from Singapore to Perth, as it flew at 11,278m off Australia's north-west coast on Oct 7, 2008. -- ST PHOTO: YEN MENG JIIN SYDNEY (AFP) - A Qantas plane plummeted more than 305m in 38 seconds, flinging passengers around the cabin, partly because of a design limitation in the flight control software, an Australian probe found on Monday. More than 100 passengers and crew were injured, 12 seriously, during the two nose-down drops by the Airbus A330-303, en route from Singapore to Perth, as it flew at 11,278m off Australia's north-west coast on Oct 7, 2008. In its final report on the matter, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said the dives were caused by the combination of a design limitation in the flight control primary computer software a...

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