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QF 2

Old 7th Dec 2014, 15:20
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QF 2

flightradar 24 , approaching perth now . 200 nm at 9000' . hope theres not a problem here .

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Old 7th Dec 2014, 16:04
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holding at yanchep now . still 9000' .
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Old 7th Dec 2014, 16:22
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Landed safely at Perth.
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Old 7th Dec 2014, 21:32
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QF2 Emergency descent

Hardly a major, air con/pressurization issues and a divert to Perth Qantas A380 descended rapidly before forced landing - World - NZ Herald News

Passengers shocked by 2500 feet per minute descent rate!
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Old 7th Dec 2014, 21:49
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Any excuse to go to Perth!
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Old 8th Dec 2014, 00:09
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According to the ABC, a Qantas spokesman said that air conditioning is non-essential.

Sydney-bound Qantas plane makes 30,000ft emergency descent after air conditioning fails - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

It appears Andrew McGinnes is also quoted as inferring that the aircraft could have continued to Dubai at 10,000ft. The only issue is that it would have been a little bumpy.

Fuel?
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Old 8th Dec 2014, 15:15
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It would also have been a little off the beaten track if it had continued to Dubai. It was travelling from Dubai to Sydney.
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Old 8th Dec 2014, 17:42
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Passengers shocked by 2500 feet per minute descent rate!
If the descent from FL400 to FL100 had really been at 2500fpm, there wouldn't have been any passengers left to be shocked.
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