Skip to comments.Qantas jumbo makes emergency landing in Singapore
Posted on 11/04/2010 5:43:55 AM PDT by stefanbatory
Qantas grounded its Airbus A380 fleet after one of the superjumbo jets blew out an engine Thursday, shooting flames and raining large metal chunks before making a safe emergency landing in Singapore with 459 people aboard.
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If it ain’t Boeing, yadda yadda...
I fly Southwest anyway so it’s not an issue for me.
"...pucker factor 99.5%"
There was a previous link here on FR, but it was a headline only...This one has much more detail.
Grounding a bunch of A380s will lead to a lot of less-than-satisfied customers..
Rain Man will be so disappointed.
Socialist built aircraft.
“Bring me my brown pants!”
Airbus will blame Rolls-Royce, the engine manufacturer for this.
Has Qantas ever had crash? I don’t think it has.
I have some friends who work at RR...this could get interesting...
But "it's not like the aircraft is going to drop out of the sky,"
Yeah, right. Unless under the broken wing skin were wires controlling the ailerons, in which case it could have been another Iowa UA Flight 232 cornfield crash.
The closest they have come is the incident a few years back over the Philippines when an Oxygen canister exploded in a 747-400 and blew a 5 ft hole in the lower fuselage.
They still have never had a crash. :)
After Sioux City, plane mfrs began putting their redundant systems in different locations. This way a repeat of the engine shrapnel taking out all 3 hydraulic lines to the rudder simultaneously would be far less likely.
This plane load of people could p[ossibly have been saved because of new design procedures developed as a result of that crash and its ensuing investigation.
ahhh...that explains why only the first of your links came up in my search. IT was still in the rumor phase at that time. The second link did not include the keyword “A380.”
I searched by both title and that keyword before posting.
Ignorance is bliss.
But since you pointed it out, how come the RR engines on the A380 (which were what exploded here) aren't spontaneously exploding on 777s? It could have been a manufacturing issue. Then again, could it be something deeper down the line of the plane, such as electrical malfunction?
So it's French-American CFM56
You call it French-American, I'll call it American-French. It is half-GE.
Anyway, I'm taking this too far. I really don't care that much. I've flown plenty of SF340s, A319/320s on US Airways, and an infinite number of Brazilian and Canadian regional jets. And I've made it home every time.
yup...once again, your mastery of the gerrymandered FR search function far exceeds mine...I bow before your greatness and grovel...
Note to self: do not joke around on airline threads. :)
Pucker factor is right...
I bet the guy sitting in the window seat next to that engine tightened up so hard that when he was finally able to break wind again the ears of every dog in his neighborhood all shot up and pointed to his house.
yes, I neglected to add the qualifier of “since introducing jet aircraft service.”
I never understood why it defaults to keyword search and not title search.
The point is, that while not frequent in occurance, uncontained engine failure is an issue for high bypass turbofans and no carrier utilizing same is immune.
title search would have come up empty because the article I posted was 16 minutes old at the time of posting and I checked before posting it to see if it was up...
Searching on exact title usually doesn't work because most titles use words that have three letters or less. If you go to the search page and look for an exact match then you'll get no results since the three letter or less script results in no match.
A good rule of thumb is to pick one word from the title; unique words are better, and search for that as either a keyword or part of the title using that search box in the upper right hand corner on the forum index page.
I did that. However, I chose the A380 keyword rather than airbus...
However, no one presently knows that this issue is restricted to the RR turbofan.
If Qantas did, they wouldn’t be grounding all their A380s, would they?
Apparently, Qantas has recently moved their maintenance off shore (outside Australia). The A&P mechanics in Australia are blaming shoddy off-shore work as the problem with the engine.
Thanks for the information. I suspect the urban myth that Qantas hasn’t had an accident comes from how long it has been since they have had one.
It’s not a busco problem, its a roller problem.
So it might be a issue for you too when going abroad.
B had the same problems with their rollers on the 787 . Qantas had the same problem on a roller equipped 747-400 recently ( 08/31/2010 ) . This ain’t no busco problem. Otherwise B would only build junk too.
The common claim is that Qantas has never had a fatal accident in the jet era - the modern era of air travel. That is true, and it’s one of only a couple of major airlines with that type of record.
But it would only take one to change that - and there have been a fair few near misses.