Australian Airbus A380 made an Emergency Landing in Singapore – An Australian Airbus A380 superjumbo experienced an engine trouble following take=off, then, it made an emergency landing in Singapore. The Qantas flight QF32 was travelling from Singapore to Sydney, which had originated in London. It had 459 people on board.
It was believed that the pieces of debris found on the nearby Indonesian island of Batam were from an aircraft.
Meanwhile, , it is still unclear why one of the plane’s four engines failed. Qantas has grounded its six-strong A380 fleet. According to Qantas, the plane, which had 433 passengers and 26 crew on board, had experienced an engine issue over western Indonesia just shortly after taking off from Singapore time at about 1000 (0200GMT). The chief executive of Qantas, Alan Joyce, said at a news conference that it’s significant engine failure. He added “We do take our safety reputation and our safety standards unbelievably seriously. And we’re not going to take any risks with passengers’ safety- and as a precaution; we’re suspending the flights of the A380 aircraft until we’re comfortable that we understand the reasons for this.”
Witnesses on Batam claimed they heard an explosion as the plane flew overhead. One of the eyewitnesses, Noor Kanwa, said “There were metal shards coming down from the sky into an industrial area in Batam.”
One of the four engines of the plane was blackened and its rear casing was missing. Firefighters were seen spraying liquid on the plane.
Despite the incident, passengers felt safe because the crew helped them tremendously. Qantas did a great job in keeping its passengers calm.