Australian Transport Safety Bureau pointed to an exploding oxygen cylinder as the likely culprit in last week's Qantas 747-400 decompression and fuselage hole incident (ATWOnline, July 28). ATSB Senior Investigator Neville Blyth told media in Manila, where the aircraft made an emergency landing, that parts of the valve of a missing oxygen cylinder and its handle were found near the 1.5-m. breach in the aircraft's hull. However, the full cylinder itself was missing. The cylinder was housed in ...

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