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4th Nov 2010, 03:08
Associated Press is reporting that wreckage has been found on the island of Batam. Earlier, people reported hearing an explosion.

4th Nov 2010, 03:13
Reports now state that a Qantas Airbus has made an emergency landing in Singapore.

Tokyo Geoff
4th Nov 2010, 03:20
JAKARTA, Nov 03, 2010 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- An airbus
plane operated by Qantas had an air accident in Batam island of
Indonesia on Thursday, with some pieces of the plane falling
down after an explosion in the air and the plane had landed in
Singapore, local police chief Eka Yudha was quoted by TV One as

4th Nov 2010, 03:25
Apparently an A380-300.

Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Police and witnesses say they heard an explosion as a commercial airliner was flying over western Indonesia and found debris scattered near a shopping mall.
Media reports, meanwhile, said that a Qantas Airbus 383 made an emergency landing in Singapore soon after dumping fuel.

4th Nov 2010, 03:31
Thanks for the report and updates.

I will be interested in any hints what the pieces were that fell off. Pics, eye witness reports

4th Nov 2010, 03:40
Sydney Morning Herald

A Qantas A380 has been forced to return to Singapore's Changi Airport after pilots were forced to shut down one of its four engines.
QF32 was bound for Sydney when the engine failed.
A Qantas spokesman said the problems were with engine number two. She did not know why the engine had to be shut down.
The incident sparked widespread rumours over the internet through Twitter, that the plane had crashed, which Qantas said were wildly inaccurate.mm43

4th Nov 2010, 03:46
The rumours are stating that engine#2 suffered problems, Uncontained Engine Failure is the one coming up... :ugh:

Also the cowling could come off or something... remember that ENG2 and ENG3 are the ones with Reverse Thrust...and the cowling slides back...

Thank God, the plane landed safely in SIN..

Pic of the Aircraft


4th Nov 2010, 03:48
Well I never! The media blaming PPRuNe for saying the aircraft crashed!

4th Nov 2010, 03:50
Indonesian Media are showing photos of very large sections of what can only be aft fuselage or engine cowling (only sections of Qantas A380 painted Red/White) on the ground in Batam. Not getting all of it as its in Indonesian but an eyewitness speaking to reporter is also describing emergency exit placarding.

Will be interesting to find out what has caused this.

4th Nov 2010, 03:51
Just heard on BBC Radio 5Live that the plane is currently trying to land back at Singapore.

They had also been reporting that an explosion had been heard over Indonesia.

4th Nov 2010, 03:56
On 5Live a reporter in Singapore has just confirmed that the A380 landed safely.

Did this flight originate from LHR?

4th Nov 2010, 03:59
Another picture..

Looks like the cowling...

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4th Nov 2010, 04:03
Pictures on Sky News showing the debris. Looks like its made from carbon fibre.

Gear Down and Locked
4th Nov 2010, 04:05
local news in Singapore reporting that the plane has landed safely in Changi.

A380, more than 500POB. reports of smoke coming out of the engine and an explosion. Debris found on Batam.

thank god all are safe.

4th Nov 2010, 04:08
500 POB a 460 seater??? Must be standing room only! :suspect:

4th Nov 2010, 04:14
Hopefully the Mods will merge the multiple threads and tone down the heading to reflect a safe landing.

4th Nov 2010, 04:16
First Pic Onboard

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4th Nov 2010, 04:27
A spokesman for Australia's Qantas Airways said the plane was carrying 433 passengers and 26 crew and there were no immediate reports of injuries.

Gear Down and Locked
4th Nov 2010, 04:32
News now reporting 430 POB. You can always rely on the media for accurate information!

4th Nov 2010, 04:51
Set of photos on a Perth Newspaper

Qantas | Qantas mid-air scare | Perth Now (http://www.perthnow.com.au/gallery-e6frg1vc-1225947864448?page=1)

Another pic


4th Nov 2010, 04:54
I hope it's still under warranty! :8

4th Nov 2010, 04:56
Well there you have it. The A380 is so big that it can shed enough parts to look like a crash, and still land safely.

4th Nov 2010, 05:05
looks like the blades made it thru the wing.

4th Nov 2010, 05:16
Looks like the blades made it further than that.

Qantas | Qantas mid-air scare | News.com.au (http://www.news.com.au/travel/galleries/gallery-e6frflw0-1225947879163?page=6)

4th Nov 2010, 05:27
Holy Cow! Looking at photo 5 in the news, looks like some debris fell through the roof of houses, including a large chunk of what looks like 1/4 of the rotor assembly, that would have considerable weight, no wonder the extent of the damage!:eek: