Qantas has released an announcement following
the engine failure of one of its Qantas A380 Aircraft today on QF32 from
Singapore to Sydney.
During the Qantas A380 engine failure one of
the aircrafts engines broke up over and Indonesian Island not long after
The full media release from Qantas can be read
STATEMENT ON QF32 AIR RETURN TO SINGAPORE –
AIRCRAFT HAS LANDED SAFELY
SYDNEY, 4 November 2010: A Qantas Airbus A380 aircraft operating QF32
from Singapore to
Sydney experienced an engine issue soon after takeoff and returned to
The aircraft had 440 passengers and 26 crew on board.
In line with procedure, the pilot sought priority clearance for its
return to Singapore. The aircraft landed safely at 11.45am local time.
Some media reports suggested the aircraft had crashed. These reports are
incorrect. No Qantas aircraft has crashed.
Further details will be released once they are available.
There have been no injuries to any customers or crew.
The aircraft is currently de-boarding and hotels are currently being
organised for customers and crew.
We are currently planning for an aircraft to depart for Singapore to
bring passengers back to Sydney tomorrow morning. Passengers on QF32 are being
accommodated in Singapore.
We have commenced our own investigations as to how this incident
occurred and have notified the
ATSB. We will continue to work with them as they investigate the issue.
The flight crew carried out standard procedure for this situation.
Qantas has also indicated that, in accordance with its commitment to the
highest safety standards, it has suspended scheduled A380 takeoffs until
sufficient information has been obtained about what occurred on QF32.
Qantas Chief Executive Officer, Alan Joyce said Qantas would suspend
A380 services until we are confident that Qantas safety requirements have been
Passengers on affected flights will be accommodated on alternative
flights. Regular updates will be provided.