For the second day running, a Qantas jumbo jet has had to make an emergency landing after experiencing engine trouble.
A Boeing 747-400 was at the centre of the latest scare. It was forced to return to Singapore shortly after take-off, en route for Sydney.
Some of the 412 passengers spoke of hearing a loud bang. Others reportedly saw smoke coming out of one of the engines.
“There was some engine trouble and deja vu,” said passenger Terrance Sim. “I guess it was just like yesterday, less severe, so we turned around and we came back quite smoothly, no problems.”
On Thursday, a Qantas Airbus A380 had to make an emergency landing at the same airport after an explosion in an engine soon after take-off.
The incident forced the Australian airline to ground its fleet of A380s for safety checks. Qantas says a faulty part or design issue may have caused the failure in the Rolls-Royce engine.