Special Evening Lecture: QANTAS Captain Richard de Crespigny
When:Wednesday, January 11, 2012 -
Location:William M. Allen Theater
QANTAS Captain Richard de Crespigny was at the control of the world’s largest and most advanced commercial jetliner when he and his fellow crew members were faced with their greatest challenge. The date was November 4, 2010. Early into the Singapore/Sydney leg of flight QF32, one of four engines exploded resulting in extensive damage to the airplane and its systems. Captain de Crespigny will discuss how for two and half hours he and his entire crew stabilized the damage, configured the over landing weight airplane, then maneuvered toward Changi Airport in Singapore. This extraordinary emergency wasn’t over when the aircraft landed safely. His presentation will also address the rationale for the many decisions he made as captain in the air and once on the ground that resulted in the safe return of the passengers and the A380.
The Museum of Flight is proud to host this unexpected and unique opportunity to hear the QF #32 story from Captain de Crespigny.
Admission to this lecture is $10 for Museum members, $15 for non-members.
Tickets will be available online and at the door. As seats are limited and turn-out is expected to be high for Captain de Crespigny, early purchase is highly recommended.
For further questions please contact the Museum of Flight 206-764-5700.