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Qantas takeoff aborted as damage spotted

Posted by Mai on November 23rd, 2008
Qantas takeoff aborted as damage spotted

Agence France-Presse
First Posted 20:03:00 11/22/2008

SYDNEY, Australia — A Qantas jumbo jet carrying 213 passengers aborted a flight shortly before takeoff from Sydney Saturday when an engineer spotted that one of its wings was damaged, the airline said.

The New Zealand-bound Boeing 747-300 was taxiing towards the runway when damage to a right wing flap was noticed by an engineer on the ground and the pilot was alerted, Qantas said.

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