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Qantas A380 uncontained #2 engine failure

Old 4th Nov 2010, 04:48
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Qantas A380 uncontained #2 engine failure

Bloomberg reporting Qantas flight preparing to make an emergency landing at Singapore following an engine "explosion". Aircraft/flight details unknown.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 04:50
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A380 Aircraft... Flight QF 31 SIN-SYD
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 05:00
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Number 2 engine shut down, reports of noise and flames over Batam Indonesia. Incorrect reports of a crash denied by QANTAS, plane returned to Singapore for landing after dumping fuel
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 05:02
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Quantas 380

see.. Qantas engine shutdown mid-air - asia - world | Stuff.co.nz
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Picture on the ground..

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Looks like the cowling to me...Uncontained Engine Failure?
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 05:12
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Have a look.


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Old 4th Nov 2010, 05:33
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Qantas are reporting on Facebook a safe landing at 11:45AM local time.
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Qantas A380 drops debris in near catastrophe over Singapore | The Daily Telegraph

Doubt the wing is made of fabric
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 05:35
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Reuters

CANBERRA, Nov 4 (Reuters) - None of the passengers or crew aboard a Qantas jet was injured when the plane was forced to shut down one engine and make an emergency landing in Singapore, Australia's foreign ministry said on Thursday.
(Reporting by James Grubel; Editing by Mark Bendeich)
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 05:36
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Uncontained failure of #2, parts penetrated the wing

See the photos in Qantas: No Crash / Explosion | Plane Lands In Singapore | QF 32

I somehow doubt they're going to be able to explain THAT away as a "routine inflight shutdown"
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 05:43
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Let me be the first to offer aviation journalist Geoffrey Thomas a sincere 'well done' for the interview he's still giving as I write on Australian Sky News. Refreshing to hear someone who knows what he's talking about and expressing himself so well.

A large improvement on the "aviation expert" they had on a few minutes earlier who was prattling on about the crew having to conduct an emergency evacuation "within 90 seconds" of landing.


(Hint to all news networks: this is the bloke you need to call after any future incident.)
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 05:48
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Set of photos on a Perth Newspaper..

Qantas | Qantas mid-air scare | Perth Now
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 06:44
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It was ship OQA
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 06:47
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Originally Posted by I spy View Post
The report says fibre, not fabric. As in GRP or FRP I presume.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 06:53
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Probably carbonfibre on this aircraft?
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 06:55
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News.com.au just came up with this pic.

http://resources0.news.com.au/images...-explosion.jpg

A piece of debris that landed looks like an engine component which has escaped. They don't work to well without that.

Qantas | Qantas mid-air scare | News.com.au
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 06:57
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@soliloquy

QF what has happened to your engineering?
I'm pretty sure QF's A380 maintenance is largely carried out by Lufthansa Technik...
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 06:58
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Wasn't the engine made by Rolls Royce?
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Yes, Trent 900.
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Alan Joyce has just indicated all QF A380s grounded until further notice.
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