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Qantas A380 returns to air after engine blowout

Last Updated: Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 14:41

Sydney: A Qantas superjumbo has taken off from Sydney on the first passenger flight for the airline`s A380s since a midair engine explosion earlier this month.

The flight marks the resumption of A380 services for the Australian airline, which grounded its fleet of six superjumbos after the engine disintegration shortly after one took off from Singapore on November 04.

Qantas spokesman Tom Woodward said the flight left Sydney a few minutes late on Saturday but with no problems. It was headed for Singapore, then London.
The November 04 incident was the most serious safety scare for the world`s newest and largest jetliner and prompted modifications to the Rolls-Royce engine used on 20 A380s by three airlines.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 14:41

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