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Fuselage Hole Forces Emergency Stop for Qantas Airplane

An airplane carrying 346 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing today after a hole equaling the size of a small car causing the pilot to make a rapid descent while over the South China Sea. It appears that a section of the fuselage simply gave way during the flight, which caused rapid decompression in the aircraft. Wind and condensation were reportedly swirling around the cabin. An investigation will ensue to determine the cause, which could have been metal fatigue or a manufacturing defect. To read more, click here.

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