Qantas a380 sustained worse damage than first thought. I was really disappointed to discover its just a pullingtogether of details that are easily found in any popular aircraft magazines. Qantas has grounded its a380 fleet due to an engine failure, an extreme step that makes you wonder what we dont know about what happened. Australias crash investigator has found that faulty cleaning of fan blades by rollsroyce resulted in an engine failure on a qantas a380 on route to melbourne. Qantas flight qf32 took off from changi airport in singapore headed for sydney on november 4, 2010 with 440 passengers and 29 crew onboard. Then i saw rubbish in the sky but after one of the.
Qantas has grounded its a380 superjumbos after a midair engine explosion forced a jet carrying 459 people to make a dramatic emergency landing in singapore. Rolls royce regrets a380 engine explosion telegraph. In september 2017 an air france a380 powered by engine alliance. Air france a380 engine explosion forces emergency landing. Rollsroyce engine cleaning procedures blamed for qantas. The mammoth book of air disasters and near misses mammoth books 429. Qantas crew saved damaged a380 jump to media player the qantas airbus a380 that had an engine blowout would not have arrived safely without the quick thinking of crew, a report says. I bought this book hoping it would contain some indepth and background information about the a380 engine explosion.
Air france airbus a380 catastrophic engine failure. A380 engine maker rollsroyce confirms oil fire cbs news. Qantas flight qf32 took off from changi airport in singapore headed for sydney on. The airline made global headlines in late 2010, when an a380 en route from singapore suffered a midflight engine explosion that ripped. Familys terror as debris from exploding qantas superjumbo engine tears 6ft. Rollsroyce regrets qantas a380 engine explosion bbc news. The incident happened on may 20 last year about two hours after takeoff as the crew initiated a climb to a higher flight level. Qantas and singapore airlines have grounded the doubledecker airbus 380s after an engine explosion forced an emergency landing in singapore of a.
On 30 september 2017, the aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure and made an emergency landing at goose bay airport, canada. A qantas a380 carrying more than 450 passengers, including the airlines chief executive, took to the skies saturday in the first flight by one of its superjumbos since a midair engine explosion. Is this the beginning of the end for the worlds biggest passenger plane. Qantas grounds a380s after explosion the sydney morning. Qantas a380 engine failure was caused by oil fire, investigators find.
Rolls royce regrets a380 engine explosion serious failings at rollsroyces uk factory were laid bare yesterday as australias aviation safety board. On 4 november 2010, a flight from singapore to sydney came within a knife edge of being one of the worlds worst air disasters. On 4 november 2010, the aircraft operating the route, an airbus a380. Qantas a380s return to air after engine blowout cbs news. Probe of midair engine explosion focuses on pratt part. Qantas has had a fractured relationship with the a380. Airbus a380s inspected after engine explosion abc news. Airbus, rolls probe engine blowout on qantas a380 jet. If you want to experience a luxurious travel experience, you should definitely book a business class flight of saudia airlines. When a sudden midair explosion shattered engine no. Qantas a380, a journey like no other iflya380 airbus.
Airbus a380 engine explosion water cooler spiceworks. Frightening photos from the report on the qantas a380 incident show exactly what happened. The airline made global headlines in late 2010, when an a380 enroute from singapore suffered a midflight engine explosion that ripped through the wing, though the aircraft returned to the airport safely and nobody was seriously hurt. What air crash investigations didnt tell you about qf32. Qantas a380 engine explodes near singapore youtube. Familys terror as debris from exploding qantas superjumbo engine tears 6 ft hole in wall. Qantas grounds all a380s after engine failure world news. Airbus sas and rollsroyce group plc began investigating why an engine on a qantas airways ltd. The pilots of the qantas airbus a380 crippled by an engine explosion 10 days ago wrestled with a nightmare series of failures of the aircraft s systems as they aborted their flight and headed back.
The qantas a380, nancybird walton, which was operating as qf32 on november 4th, 2010 is now back in the air after what was reportedly the longest and most expensive aircraft repair in aviation. Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. This is the damage that resulted after six minutes of flying. Investigation launched into serious airbus a380 engine. On 4 november 2010, the aircraft operating the route, an airbus a380, suffered an uncontained failure in one of its four trent 900 engines. Qantas flight 32 was a regularly scheduled passenger flight from london to sydney via singapore.
Panic after takeoff as boeing 747 explodes at 29,000 feet qantas flight 30. Should qantas replace its airbus 380s with boeing 747s. Australian airline qantas grounded its airbus a380 fleet after one of the superjumbo jets blew out an engine on thursday, making a safe emergency landing in singapore with 459 people aboard. A qantas a380 superjumbo has made an emergency landing in singapore after one its engines seemingly blew up in midflight. Earlier today the boss of qantas blamed a design fault in the rollsroyce engine for the explosion. French aviation officials investigating a midair engine explosion on an airbus a380 jet two years ago are reportedly focusing their probe on a possible manufacturing flaw in a turbofan component. It was the first ever failure of its kind for the airbus a380. A similar incident occurred in 2010 on a qantas a380 flight from singapore to sydney, and a. Engine debris tears 6ft hole in wall of family home. Pilot reveals moment qantas engine explosion led to. Air france airbus a380 catastrophic engine failure youtube. In 2010, a qantas a380 was forced to make an emergency landing in singapore when one of its rollsroyce engines failed, causing the airline to. Airbus a380 fleet grounded after qantas jet engine blowout.
Rollsroyce faces backlash in us over qantas a380 engine failure. It offers the space to spread out and enjoy your flight with an extralong, fully flat bed, ergonomic cushioning, larger entertainment screen, along with additional storage options and more privacy. Qantas crew saved damaged a380 after engine explosion. Flying shrapnel, fuel leaks, and an exploded engine nearly crashed the qantas airbus 380 in singapore recently. We heard an explosion, a teacher in the island, indra kurniawan, told the bbc world service. How an airbus a380 survived an engine failure and what. Dramatic video of asiana a380 engine on fire airline ratings. Investigators reveal drama after jet engine blast the. From the author of fly life lessons from the cockpit of qf32.
A380 superjumbo exploded in mid flight, forcing an emergency landing in the worst incident since the. Qantas said there had been no explosion, but witnesses aboard the plane and on the ground reported blasts. A380 superjumbos grounded after engine explodes on qantas. Sydney, australia australian investigators on friday provided the first official account of the drama aboard the qantas a380 jet that suffered a midair engine explosion last month, describing in. One of the four rollsroyce engines on the qantas a380 superjumbo had blown apart without warning, sending debris falling on to an island below and photographs taken by passengers suggest. Airbus a380 gets another blow as qantas scraps superjumbo. A report by australian aviation investigators on friday provided fresh insight on the challenges faced by a qantas a380 jet that experienced a midair engine explosion last. A380 superjumbos grounded after engine explodes on qantas flight. Qantas finds oil leaks in a380 engines world news the. Flight qf32 singapore to sydney returned to its previous port after six minutes. Qantas brings you a newgeneration experience to business class on the a380s upper deck. Shortly after leaving changi airport, an explosion shattered engine 2 of qantas flight qf32 an airbus a380, the largest.
Planes that changed the world 3of3 airbus a380 720p hdtv x264 aac. Qantas cancels airbus a380 order in another blow to. Qantas a380 sustained worse damage than first thought multiple systems on the aircraft failed. It gives a deeper appreciation for the professionalism and dedication given by the pilots, cabin crew and other staff who ensure our skies are safe. Rollsroyce has said that it regrets the midair failure of one of its trent 900 engines which happened on a qantas a380 plane in november 2010.
At 7400 feet there was an uncontained engine explosion. In 2010, what began as a routine longhaul flight from singapore to sydney came within a knifeedge of becoming one of the worlds worst ever air disaster. Qantas a380 passengers tell of horror as engine failed. Qantas flight 32 was a qantas scheduled passenger flight which suffered an uncontained engine failure on november 4th, 2010 and made an emergency landing at singapore changi airport. Qf32, captains extraordinary account of how one of the worlds. The captain of the qantas a380 superjumbo that suffered an engine explosion midflight reveals exactly what happened in the cockpit.
Easa said the explosion on the engine of the qantas jet was caused by an oil fire inside the engine. The engine of an asiana airbus a380 has caught fire during refueling at seoul airport yesterday. The qantas a380, with burntout engine, after making an emergency landing in singapore on 4 november. The failure occurred over batam island, indonesia, four minutes after takeoff from singapore changi airport.
Shortly after leaving changi airport, an explosion shattered engine 2 of qantas flight qf32 an airbus a380, the largest and most advanced passenger plane ever built. While qantas denied there had been an explosion, people on the ground in batam confirmed passenger accounts of the incident, saying they. It was the second engine failure involving an a380 since a qantas a380 blew one of its rolls royce engines in november 2010. Qantas a380 engine failure filmed by passenger a passenger on the qantas flight that was forced to return to singapore after an explosion films part of the damaged engine and the announcement made. The only thing they have in common is cowling failure the failure of the cowling to keep the important moving parts inside the engine, that is.472 583 1005 581 317 780 876 798 1156 1376 127 912 1307 1220 1242 18 1192 370 408 517 155 1445 884 61 850 25 505 1262 1254 129 242 1221 299 715 26 691