NTSB Identification: DCA09WA005
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 07, 2008 in Learmonth Aerodome, Australia
Aircraft: AIRBUS A330, registration:
Injuries: 22 Serious,293 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On October 7, 2008, at 12:42 local time, a Qantas Airways Airbus A330-300, registration VH-QPA, experienced an abrupt pitch down maneuver during cruise near the Learmonth Aerodrome. The flight crew diverted to Learmonth, Australia. The flight was a scheduled passenger flight from Singapore to Perth, Australia. There were 2 crew and 20 passengers who were seriously injured during the pitch event. This accident investigation is being led by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation civile (BEA) of France have provided accredited representatives to assist the ATSB with their investigation.

All inquiries concerning this investigation should be directed to:

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)
P.O. Box 967, Civic Square
Canberra A.C.T. 2608
Website: http://www.atsb.gov.au

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