A Qantas Airbus A380 (VH-OQA) flight bound for Sydney was forced to turn back to Singapore on Nov. 4 because of the apparent uncontained failure of one of its four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines soon after takeoff. The carrier has grounded its A380 fleet until more is known about the incident. There were no injuries among passenger or crew. Debris from the engine cowling was recovered on the Indonesian island of Batam, just south of Singapore. Photos taken by passengers show damage to the ...
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