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Airbus and Rolls Royce to investigate A380 scare

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Airbus and Rolls Royce to investigate A380 scare


Investigators from Airbus and engine makers Rolls Royce are to help the inquiry after a Qantas A380 passenger jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore.

The Australian airline has grounded all six of its A380 superjumbos after an apparent explosion in an engine.

No-one among the 459 people on board was hurt. But Qantas said it was taking no risks with passenger safety.

“We have decided that we will suspend all A380 takeoffs. We would suspend those A380 services until we are completelly confident that Qantas safety requirements have been met,” said the airline’s chief executive Alan Joyce.

Flight QF32 had taken off from Singapore for Sydney after originating in London.

At least part of one of the structures that house the engines fell off and landed among bemused Indonesians on the island of Batam.

Singapore Airlines says it has also grounded its A380s for safety checks, following advice from Airbus and Rolls Royce.

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