Qantas (QF) has made individual payments of up to $400,000 (A$393,000) each in a settlement with 144 passengers who were onboard a flight that made two sharp descents. QF72, flying from Singapore to Perth plunged twice within seconds on Oct.7, 2008. An out-of-court settlement has not been reached with another 16 passengers who were the most severely injured and who are preparing to launch a lawsuit against Airbus and Northrop Grumman, which made the A330s’s Air Data Inertial ...

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