22 Nov 2010

Qantas cylinder rupture a one-off, says investigators

8:17 pm on 22 November 2010

Australian transport safety investigators say the rupturing of an oxygen cylinder on a Qantas jet two years ago was a unique event.

The Boeing 747 flight from Hong Kong to Melbourne in July 2008 was forced to make an emergency landing at Manila airport after the explosion blew a hole in the plane's fuselage.

None of the 369 passengers and crew was injured.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau says it cannot find any fault with the design of the cylinders and such an accident is highly unlikely to happen again.