Passenger-door seal damage caused by a catering truck caused unnerving onboard noise that led the pilots of a Qantas Airbus A380 to return to Sydney two hours into a scheduled flight to the US, an Australian Transport Safety Board (ATSB) report found. The A380 conducted a routine departure from Sydney Airport on a scheduled flight to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Aug. 29. As it passed FL250, “a loud noise was detected coming from a door on the upper deck,” ATSB said. ...

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