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Old 20th May 2017, 14:05
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QF A380 Engine Fire

A MELBOURNE-bound Qantas flight has avoided midair disaster after one of its engines caught fire nearly two hours after taking off.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau spokesman Michael Walker confirmed the Qantas flight was forced to land.

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“We have been notified of a Qantas flight that took off from Los Angeles and experienced severe engine troubles and was forced to return to Los Angeles International Airport,” he said.

A passenger, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Sunday Herald Sun the “engine blew up in flames two hours into the flight”.

“The plane was then turned back and landed safely but multiple fire trucks were lining the runway when we landed,” the passenger said.
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Old 20th May 2017, 14:52
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Isnt it about time Rolls Royce came clean on the A380 Engine...before a major incident with loss of life..
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Old 20th May 2017, 15:02
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Are Rolls Royce maintaining these engines? I am sure they didn't design spurious fires into the engine so I suppose problems with them now are maintenance related?
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I am so glad that here at EK we are now getting RR powered 380s
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Old 20th May 2017, 18:45
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Originally Posted by Metro man View Post
A MELBOURNE-bound Qantas flight has avoided midair disaster after one of its engines caught fire nearly two hours after taking off.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau spokesman Michael Walker confirmed the Qantas flight was forced to land.

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“We have been notified of a Qantas flight that took off from Los Angeles and experienced severe engine troubles and was forced to return to Los Angeles International Airport,” he said.

A passenger, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Sunday Herald Sun the “engine blew up in flames two hours into the flight”.

“The plane was then turned back and landed safely but multiple fire trucks were lining the runway when we landed,” the passenger said.
"engine blew up in flames two hours into the flight” - Oh P L E A S E... when will the media stop quoting the ravings of idiots who know nothing about what they are talking about... turbulence or some minor engine fault (not saying this was minor but will wait for the F A C T S and not trust the first flush of a media frenzy) is always accompanied by hordes of passengers wailing and carrying on about how "it was sooo scary and we thought we were going to die... etc.".
My guess, happy to be proven wrong, is that this was probably a small failure followed by an engine shutdown and air turnback.
I am so sick of media reports of 'near disasters' that turn out to be routine. Let's see what the experts say.

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Old 20th May 2017, 18:52
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Well as long as it remained a contained engine failure....

Happy to see that they did not elect to continue the flight (yeah I know different type and circumstances but still having a gripe about that 3 engines BA 747 flight).
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I am so sick of media reports of 'near disasters' that turn out to be routine. Let's see what the experts say.

yes,lets wait and see, has Geoff Thomas commented on it yet?
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Old 20th May 2017, 23:09
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Originally Posted by AerialPerspective View Post
"engine blew up in flames two hours into the flight” - Oh P L E A S E... when will the media stop quoting the ravings of idiots who know nothing about what they are talking about... turbulence or some minor engine fault (not saying this was minor but will wait for the F A C T S and not trust the first flush of a media frenzy) is always accompanied by hordes of passengers wailing and carrying on about how "it was sooo scary and we thought we were going to die... etc.".
My guess, happy to be proven wrong, is that this was probably a small failure followed by an engine shutdown and air turnback.
I am so sick of media reports of 'near disasters' that turn out to be routine. Let's see what the experts say.
Completely agree! Any media take note! Cause every time I hear about an aviation incident on the 'news' it is littered with inaccurate facts and total rubbish.

On a side note, I have seen a photo and talked with a crew member. Standard engine failure and a job well done by the crew.

I look forward to hearing what the 'avaiation expert' has to say 😂
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Old 20th May 2017, 23:31
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"Standard" engine failure...?
We're not talking about 1930's radials are we?
Nothing standard about an engine failure with a modern high bypass turbine engine.
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Old 21st May 2017, 00:36
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Originally Posted by atakacs View Post
Happy to see that they did not elect to continue the flight (yeah I know different type and circumstances but still having a gripe about that 3 engines BA 747 flight).
Reminds me of an OA 747 that left SIN & was the subject of a bomb threat (I know, not engine related). They initially turned back but decided to continue on to MEL. Upon arrival, the Crew demanded a full security check which had to be conducted out on the taxi way!
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Old 21st May 2017, 01:05
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It really does fall into the 'so what' category. Engines fail or are shut down for all sorts of reasons. And on a four engined aircraft, it really isn't a big deal. But, going by the gibberish in the newspapers, you'd think the sky had fallen.
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Old 21st May 2017, 01:19
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Originally Posted by Goddamnslacker View Post
Isnt it about time Rolls Royce came clean on the A380 Engine...before a major incident with loss of life..
Are Qantas just unlucky, or do they seem to have more incidents with their A380 engines than other carriers?

Where do they get these maintained btw? The Philippines?
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Originally Posted by p.j.m View Post
Are Qantas just unlucky, or do they seem to have more incidents with their A380 engines than other carriers?
I expect that 'seem' is the operative word.
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Originally Posted by mrdeux View Post
I expect that 'seem' is the operative word.
Another Rolls Royce that 'failed to proceed' ??
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Completely agree! Any media take note! Cause every time I hear about an aviation incident on the 'news' it is littered with inaccurate facts and total rubbish.

On a side note, I have seen a photo and talked with a crew member. Standard engine failure and a job well done by the crew.

I look forward to hearing what the 'avaiation expert' has to say 😂
Chase It, haha, I logged on to PPRuNe this morning and thought exactly the same thing. I wonder if the 'world's greatest aviation expert' has got in on the act yet.
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Old 21st May 2017, 04:34
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Originally Posted by p.j.m View Post
Are Qantas just unlucky, or do they seem to have more incidents with their A380 engines than other carriers?

Where do they get these maintained btw? The Philippines?
Painting is done in the Philippines... A380 engines are maintained by Rolls-Royce. Before there's screams of why isn't it done here in Australia, let's just remember there are some of us who've been around long enough to remember UA did maintenance on Qantas' 747s in the early 70s until QF had enough aircraft to justify the expenditure.
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Didn't Aer Lingus also do a fair bit of maintenance on QF’s Classics in the late 1980s/early 1990s?
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Originally Posted by p.j.m View Post
Are Qantas just unlucky, or do they seem to have more incidents with their A380 engines than other carriers?

Where do they get these maintained btw? The Philippines?
It would indeed seem that way.

I'm pretty sure that there are very few maintenance outfits for those Trents (anyone with specifics?) and that quality standards are enforced. As such the apparent issues at Qantas are puzzling.

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