Thursday, July 31, 2008

Qantas's oxygen bottles

The news that an exploding oxygen bottle had caused the fuselage damage to Longreach, the Qantas jumbo jet, caught my attention.

I have flown on this particular jet. Further, it is named after the town that marked the first ever starting point for a Qantas flight.

Now as it happened, on one of his forays into Sydney Gordon Smith captured in a photo those infamous oxygen cylinders waiting to be loaded onto a plane.

You can see from their size just how they might do serious damage in the event of an explosion.

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