Qantas jet involved in ‘serious’ mid-air incident

There has been a serious mid-air incident involving a Qantas jet.

Australia’s air safety watchdog is investigating claims it suffered a so-called ‘stick shaker’ warning, leaving 15 passengers with injuries.

The problems started after the aircraft took off from Melbourne and  was about 110km southeast of Hong Kong last Friday.


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The ‘stick-shaker’ causes the control stick to vibrate noisily to warn the pilot of an imminent stall.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau said a report would be released ‘within several months’ after it interviewed the flight crew.

The ATSB said ‘the flight crew disconnected the autopilot and manoeuvred the aircraft in response’.

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