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Old Nov 3, 10, 9:35 pm   #1
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QF 32 - Engine Exploded? (General discussion of the events)

Not too much confirmation of what happened

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...googlenews_wsj

CNBC is reporting there is no crash and that it is returning to Changi Airport.
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Old Nov 3, 10, 9:40 pm   #2
  
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Have been trying to find more info on this.

Apparently debris was showed over Batam?
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Not too much confirmation of what happened

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...googlenews_wsj

CNBC is reporting there is no crash and that it is returning to Changi Airport.
BBC on Austar is saying similar things - an engine explosion on a Qantas airbus and the plane is returning to the airport
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I love the quote in this SMH article (bolding mine):

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"It looked like a big plane. Like a Boeing 737400. It looks like Qantas because of the red and white colour."
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What engines does the A380 have? Looks like it is making an emergency landing back in Singapore

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news...104-17f4k.html
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Best wishes for all on board
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What engines does the A380 have?
Trent 900 I think
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Qantas Flight 32 lands safely at Changi Airport in Singapore

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news...#ixzz14HYtITwq
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Trent 900 I think
Yes. IFSDs are not uncommon occurances. If this was an uncontained failure (i.e. parts liberated and were not contained by the nacelle), that is a much rarer (and more serious) situation.
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The plane had 3 other engines so i'm sure everyone will be fine
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A Qantas plane has made an emergency landing at Singapore airport, Indonesian authorities say.

Indonesian media reports on Thursday said there had been some sort of explosion over the Indonesian island of Batam, near Singapore, at about 9.15am local time.

Tatang Kurnia, head of Indonesia's Transportation Safety Board, said the explosion came from a Qantas plane that had just lifted off from Singapore.

"We've been informed from Singapore that a Qantas plane overflying the area defuelled and then made an emergency landing back in Singapore," he told MetroTV.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news...47&ref=twitter
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Yes. IFSDs are not uncommon occurances. If this was an uncontained failure (i.e. parts liberated and were not contained by the nacelle), that is a much rarer (and more serious) situation.
Initial reports assumed that it was a crash because red and white engine pieces had been found near a shopping mall in Batam (just across the strait from Singapore in Indonesia).

Let's hope everyone is safe.

Apparently it's circling while dumping fuel - http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori...091283/1/.html
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Qantas denies reports of Indonesia plane crash

Qantas denied reports that one of its planes had crashed, saying a passenger flight had experienced engine trouble and was returning to Singapore airport.

"There has not been a crash," a spokeswoman said, adding that flight QF32 had been forced to shut down one engine and was expected to land in Singapore soon.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2...04/3057244.htm



Looks like 'just a routine engine issue' - Qantas seems to have a few of these in recent times!!!!
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What engines does the A380 have? Looks like it is making an emergency landing back in Singapore

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news...104-17f4k.html
flightaware.com is not showing it in-flight. it also has the flights listed as LHR-SIN. it says arrival time is not available, and you are unable to track it.
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What engines does the A380 have? Looks like it is making an emergency landing back in Singapore...
RR Trent 900; number 2 engine was shutdown and fuel dumped for landing back at SIN. No indication that the volcanic eruption was involved as the cause; we'll see. I guess a week's worth of A380 flights will get 744 substitutions now
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