Qantas Airbus A380 emergency landing may be due to ‘Faulty Design’, other flights delayed

By on Nov 5, 2010 in World Comments

Updated November 28, 2010 1:38 p.m.

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The Qantas Airbus A380 that made an emergency landing yesterday, November 4, on Singapore, may be due to ‘faulty design’, as published at BBC News a on Friday.

According to the report, the Australian airline said that the ‘probable cause’ of the engine failure of the Qantas Airbus A380 that forced it to make an emergency landing may be due to ‘faulty design’.

In a press conference on Friday, Qantas chief Alan Joyce reportedly announced that it’s still too early to say the real cause why the plane’s engine failed during its take-off from Singaporean airport on Thursday.

“We believe this is most likely some kind of material failure or a design issue,” Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told the international news, and added that the incident is under thorough investigation.

Meanwhile, separate news reported that other six Qantas Airbus A380 flights were delayed and will check for possible related problem.

“We believe over the next 24 to 48 hours these checks will be complete on all the A380s,” Mr Joyce said.

“If we don’t find any adverse findings out of the checks the aircraft will resume operations.” The Qantas CEO added.

The Qantas Airbus A380 (Qantas QF32) that made an emergency landing on Thursday, was said to be carrying 433 passengers and 26 crew members, with no reported injuries.



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