About this being an accident or an incident, there seems to be quite some confusion on this subject.
If I remeber correctly (long time ago), an incident becomes an accident if there are casualties, serious bodily injuries or substantial damage to the airframe, structure and/or engines of the aircraft affecting the airworthiness of the aircraft.
I would think that a collapsed nosewheel affects the airworthiness of the aircraft, therefore this is an accident.
A minor accident that is, as the Thai newspaper already pointed out. However you want to call it, it doesn't really matter in this case, but to pretend it was just a little hickup, like some of you do, seems to be missing the point slightly. Yes, it turned out rather well, but it could have so easily turned out really nasty. There was a very thin margin indeed.
And another thing, these comments about Qantas being the safest airline....common guys, let's use some common sense. Just because an airline hasn't had any big accidents doesn't neccesairily make them the safest airline in the world. There are so many more things involved (for one the size of the airline). I am not saying Qantas isn't safe, of course it is, but so are most airlines....and still an accident can happen, with any of them.