Qantas engine suffers another ‘low engine failure’

Last Updated: Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 13:52

Sydney: Qantas Flight QF11 failed to take off to Los Angeles on Saturday after one of its engines suffered a complete failure. There were 344 passengers onboard. quoted passengers as saying that they heard a “loud bang" and later noticed black smoke coming out of the damaged engine.

The captain then reportedly announced over the intercom that the engine was completely damaged.

A Qantas spokeswoman said the plane was cleared for take-off when its engine failed.

First Published: Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 13:52

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