Statement from Qantas about Convair accident in South Africa

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We were deeply upset to learn that two Qantas pilots, one current and one retired, were onboard the vintage aircraft involved in an accident in South Africa on Tuesday. They are currently in hospital being treated for serious injuries.

This news has shocked the Qantas pilot community and everyone’s thoughts are with the families. We’ve reached out and are providing whatever support we can.

Background

The aircraft involved was a 64 year old Convair CV-340.
Both men have flown Qantas for more than 30 years, including as A380 Captains, with a combined 37,000 hours of flying experience.

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