QF30 was a scheduled flight from London to Melbourne with a stopover in Hong Kong on 25 July 2008. The flight was interrupted when an oxygen tank exploded causing a fuselage rupture just forward of the starboard wing root. There were no injuries and the plane made an emergency descent and diverted into Manilla.
In this podcast we talk to Captain John Bartels about the incident. This audio was previously published on one of our aviation podcasts ("Flight Podcast") but migrated here while the other project is on hold.
"John Bartels and Qantas Flight 30" was originally recorded for Flight Podcast. It was recorded by Martin Khoury, Ken Pascoe, Karlene Petitt, and Adam Saddington. We introduce the event and talk about its relationship to digital marketing (SOP's, Practices, Procedures, etc.). In the full length program we spoken to Neville Blyth and a few passengers that were on board the aircaft at the time of the incident; those audio snippets will be made available soon).
: John Bartels Interview (Background)
Ken leads the discussion with John. In this section John introduces his background with the Australian Navy.
: John Bartels Interview (QF30 Incident)
Ken leads the discussion with John Bartels as he talks through the QF30 Incident.
Martin and Domenico reflect on the incident, and discuss the audio's contribution to aviation safety. We talk about other aviation podcasts that'll make their way onto our website (some were previously published while others will be published for the first time).