Qantas pilot Richard De Crespigny signs a copy of his book, QF32, from Ron Brecknell , of Cleveland. Photos: MELISSA GIBSON :
Paul Daly, of Jimboomba, and Anthony Shorten, of Algester listened to Richard De Crespigny's thrilling account of what happened on QF 32 and how his crew narrowly averted disater in the air.
Dennis and Ann Walker, of Capalaba were among guests at Qantas pilot Richard De Crespigny's book lunch at the Grand Veiw Hotel.
Retired airline pilots Col Brown (left) and Barry McKay, both of Cleveland, listened to Richard de Crespigny's compelling story of safely landing an Airbus A380 after a shattering on-board explosion just minutes after takeoff.
Airline pilot Phil Morrissey and his wife Sandra, from Birkdale, at the launch of QF32 at the Grand View Hotel.
Tracey Van Geest, of Hong Kong, and Dani O'Neill, of Clayfield, made their way to Cleveland to hear Richard De Crespigny recount his story of near disaster in the air.
AN enthralled audience listed to hero Qantas pilot Richard De Crespigny talk about his experiences when he was a guest at the Grand View Hotel on July 27.
On November 4, 2010, what began as a routine long-haul flight from Singapore to Sydney came within a knife edge of being one of the world's worst air disasters. Together with his well-trained crew, Captain De Crespigny managed to land the crippled aircraft and safely disembark all 469 people on board.
He recounts his hair-raising story in QF 32 (Pan Macmillan RRP $34.99).