Incident Airbus A380-842 VH-OQD, Wednesday 2 July 2014
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Date:Wednesday 2 July 2014
Time:00:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic A388 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A380-842
Owner/operator:Qantas
Registration: VH-OQD
MSN: 026
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Trent 972B-84
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:near Los Angeles, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX)
Destination airport:MEL
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Approximately one hour into Qantas flight 94 from Los Angeles, CA USA to Melbourne, Australia the pilot returned the plane to Los Angeles due to severe flooding of the lower passenger cabin due to a suspected water pipe failure.

Sources:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/07/02/qantas-a380-returns-to-lax-after-water-floods-aisles/12004055/
http://news.asiaone.com/news/relax/qantas-flight-turns-back-la-after-leak-floods-aisles
https://nypost.com/2014/07/02/planes-cabin-floods-after-pipe-bursts/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2677863/Qantas-turns-flight-LA-board-water-leak.html
http://de.flightaware.com/squawks/view/1/24_hours/new/42768/Qantas_A380_returns_to_LAX_after_water_floods_aisles
http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/qantas-airbus-flooded-in-mid-air-after-drinking-water-pipe-burst
https://www.coloradonewsday.com/news/66194-watch-qantas-flight-returns-to-l-a-after-water-starts-leaking-midflight.html
http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2014/07/03/qantas-flight-turns-back-to-la-after-leak-floods-aisles
http://avherald.com/h?article=476c3bbc&opt=0

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

16 May 2016 VH-OQD Qantas 0 1500 km WSW of Dallas, TX, USA non
Litium battery thermal event
27 October 2018 VH-OQD Qantas 0 between Sydney and Los Angeles non
Litium battery thermal event
15 October 2023 VH-OQD Qantas 0 67.2 NM 84.7 degrees from Balgo Hill Aerodrome, NT non
Inflight fire

Media:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jul-2014 10:00 ruthyruth Added
04-Jul-2014 10:01 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Embed code, ]
04-Jul-2014 11:40 Anon. Updated [Embed code, Narrative, ]

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