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S1E31: The QANTAS Bomb - Like 'Speed' Only On A Plane And With No Keanu

Season 1, Ep. 30

This week, Josie tells Mel all about the time in 1971 when a mysterious man called Mr Brown called QANTAS HQ and told them there was a bomb on a plane. That was already in the sky. And the bomb would detonate if the plane dropped below 20,000 feet...


Wanna skip the zest? Head straight to 27:58.


CREDITS:


ABC News by Bridget Judd

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-23/qantas-bomb-hoax-1971-the-great-plane-robbery-australia/10807510 


7 News by Duncan McNab

https://7news.com.au/original-fyi/crime-story-investigator/planes-bombs-and-murder-the-curious-case-of-the-peter-macari-qantas-hoax-c-365924


Nine News by Richard Wood

https://www.9news.com.au/national/qantas-bomb-hoax-1971-how-bomber-duped-qantas-police-with-threat-to-blow-up-jet/8bdb71d8-4c7c-46c4-be16-4f15864c4ab1



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