Daily Mail: A380 superjumbo under fire AGAIN – Singapore Airbus engine failure forces return

Posted: March 28, 2012 in Airlines, Asia, Aviation & Airports (General News)
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Airbus’ new A380 superjumbo has come under scrutiny over its safety record yet again – after Singapore Airlines had to shut down an engine mid-air and turn back three hours into a flight.

The double-decker plane, which was carrying 430 passengers to Frankfurt, Germany, yesterday was in the air for three hours when crew reported a surge in one of its four Rolls-Royce engines.

Pilots shut down the engine, turned flight SQ26 around and landed safely back in Singapore using the three other engines, the airline said.

Scrutiny: Airbus' new A380 superjumbo has come under fire again, after Singapore Airlines had to shut down an engine and return a flight to Singapore yesterday

  • Double-decker £250m plane was carrying 430 passengers to Germany
  • Forced to turn back when crew reported surge in one of four engines
  • Latest safety concern to hit world’s largest passenger jet

The passengers were transferred to another plane which later took off to Frankfurt.

‘The aircraft is capable of flying safely on three engines and at no time was the safety of our customers and crew compromised,’ Singapore Airlines said in a statement.

It did not specify the model of the engine involved, but the airline and Rolls-Royce said they would thoroughly inspect it and investigate what happened…….

Full Daily Mail article here:


Daily Mail Reporter
28 March 2012


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