Oxygen cylinder confirmed as reason for Qantas aircraft explosion

An exploding oxygen cylinder was responsible for forcing a Qantas flight to make an emergency landing in Manila on July 25, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has confirmed.

The Qantas flight QF30 made an emergency descent of around 20,000 ft after a hole was torn in the cargo door, causing a sudden loss of cabin pressure.

The aircraft was flying from London to Melbourne and no-one was injured.

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