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- The Qantas nosedive: what happened
- Merkel, Robert
- The media reports aren’t particularly informative, but the Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s news release contains a fairly good explanation of why a Qantas Airbus A330 airliner suddenly decided to dive a couple of hundred metres (not thousands of metres as some of the more colourful passenger interviews state).
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- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
- On Line Opinion: Australia's e-journal of social and political debate, 08 January 2009
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- Aeroplanes; Air crashes; Airbus A330 airliner; ATSB; Australian Transport Safety Bureau; Boeing; Flight control; Qantas; Reliability; Software engineering
- National Forum Ltd
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- Copyright © The National Forum and Robert Merkel (2008). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/).
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- This article was first published in Larvatus Prodeo on 15 October 2008 (see: http://larvatusprodeo.net/2008/10/15/the-qantas-nosedive-what-happened/). It was judged one of the Best Blog Posts of 2008 by Club Troppo (http://clubtroppo.com.au/) and reproduced in On Line Opinion on 08 January 2009.
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