Published on January 12, 2008
John Borghetti, Qantas' executive general manager, said the pilots' training had helped them handle an unusual situation. The incident was triggered by water entering the generator control unit, which caused loss of power. The aircraft automatically reverted to standby power. "The aircraft was subjected to stringent inspections and testing in Bangkok before being cleared to fly," he said.
Boeing, in line with normal practice, will notify all airlines operating B747-400s of what has occurred.