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Qantas to Examine Oxygen Bottles

SYDNEY — Air safety authorities investigating last week’s explosive decompression aboard a Qantas aircraft have asked the airline to inspect the oxygen bottles carried on the rest of its fleet. The move by Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority is the latest indication that investigators believe that an exploding oxygen bottle may be responsible for blowing a hole the size of a sedan in the side of the Boeing 747-438 as it flew at 29,000 feet between Hong Kong and Melbourne. ( More...

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