The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released the final report of its investigation into the QF32 flight of 4 November 2010.
Taking 966 days to produce, the 305 page QF32 report is the largest investigation the ATSB has ever conducted using resources from over 10 organisations spanning at least seven countries. The QF32 repairs were probably the longest (535 days) and most expensive (> AU$130m) repairs in aviation history.
Click here to open the final report
In relation to the pilots’ actions, the ATSB report provides excellent details of WHAT they accomplished, but not WHY they acted or HOW they acted. You will have to revert to Richard’s book “QF32” for this information.
The ATSB presented their side of the QF32 investigation at the RAeS, Sydney in February 2016. Click here to read a summary of this evening.
Harry Wubben, Dave Evans, Me, Matt Hicks, Mark Johnson
Most of the QF32 crew
Passengers Derwyn and Carolyn Jones
(Courtesy Richard de Crespigny)
Qantas A380 taking off from Sydney in May 2012 (Courtesy Lee Gatland)
Qantas Uniform 1940s (Courtesy Richard de Crespigny)
Passenger Claire Ryan (and Costa)
(Coutesy Richard de Crespigny)
Every pilot’s delight. (Courtesy Richard de Crespigny)
The beautiful A380 Küchemann wing tip. (Courtesy Richard de Crespigny)
Tin Ho, Rolls-Royce Operations Director , Seletar Assembly and Test Unit, Singapore, in front of an A380 Trent 900 fan assembly. (Courtesy Richard de Crespigny)
VH-OQF, Qantas’ sixth A380 of an initial order of 20 A380s. (Courtesy Richard de Crespigny)
Passenger Johanna Friis
Neil Armstrong (Courtesy Richard de Crespigny)
Richard and Michel von Reth (in front of his favorite indigenous artwork). Sydney 2011
Coral – the Wind Beneath My Wings ….
Nancy-Bird at her 90th Birthday Party with her namesake A380 (Courtesy Heather Parker)
Airservices Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting fire vehicles welcome home VH-OQA Nancy-Bird Walton at Sydney Airport. (Courtesy AirServices)
Neil Armstrong (Courtesy NASA)
Vale to the paper aviation naviagtion airport charts that Airlines have used for almost a century. Airlines are replacing paper with iPads and tablet PCs. (Photo courtesy Richard de Crespigny)
Dad – 1943
Richard de Crespigny & Matt Hicks