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2008-07-27 Sun 03:52
The Qantas airliner was on a scheduled flight to Melbourne from Hong Kong.
Passengers suddenly heard a loud bang at about an hour after taking off.
A hole up to three metres across had appeared in the forward cargo hold.
Passengers grabbed their oxygen masks and the pilots put the plane into an emergency descent.
The plane is now on the ground at Manila in the Philippines after the pilots brought it safely down.
Safety engineers have begun examining the plane to establish the cause.
Qantas has denied corrosion caused a hole in the body of the plane.
2008-07-27 Sun 00:00
Shochumimaijo is a midsummer greeting card.
In Japan, people have a custom to send out greeting cards to friends, colleagues, relatives and teachers etc. at the hottest season.
They exchange messages of good will to inquire about how you are at the hottest time.