QANTAS grounds a Boeing 747-400 due to a cracked windshield

Copyright Photo: John Adlard. Boeing 747-438 ER VH-OEI (msn 32913) on approach at Sydney was the aircraft involved.

QANTAS Airways (Sydney) stated today one of its Boeing 747-400s had been grounded after developing cracks in its windshield while flying from the United States. The Boeing 747-400 landed safely in Melbourne this morning after a flight from Los Angeles but was immediately grounded. The first officer noticed the cracks during the flight, a spokesman said.

The windshield is expected to be replaced according to this report by Reuters and the plane was expected to leave for the United States again early on Tuesday.

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    To : AG

    Subject : B747 – 400

    Dear Sir :

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    1. brucedrum

      Thank you Mr. Maher. I have posted your request and hopefully a leasing company will be able to help you.

      Bruce Drum
      Managing Editor and AG Curator

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