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Emirates A380 in a Sydney mid-air engine explosion

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About 20 minutes after leaving Sydney, Emirates flight EK413 experienced an "engine fault" en route to Dubai, which then turn back for an emergency landing. (www.news.com.au) Más...

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hooper5050
Roger Hooper 2
Colin Tiley-Evans you are a first class goose.
What motivates you to make that sort of irrational comment.
jeemoran
Jesus Moran 1
Thank's for your feed-backs about airlines latest news.
BrettE
Brett Easton 1
I couldn't agree more with your comments Roger, about those childish comments made by Colin.
amahran
amahran 1
Look at the bright side, at least it was contained, unlike the QFA incident a few years (?) ago.
dalmed
So sad!
glgc
mike ronan 1
DISTRESSED passengers told how they survived a mid-air emergency last night when an Emirates A380's engine exploded at 10,000 feet and forced it to turn back for an emergency landing.

Please get a grip!

One of the 4 engines quit! A decision was made to jettison fuel and land back at SYD. The aircraft could have been flown all the way to destination on 3 engines. The irony is there were no headlines that most of the other aircraft in the sky that night were operating very safely on 2 engines!
gonzo680
G. Kent 1
Get a grip? Get with it. Sure, you can fly on three engines - providing your turbine/fan section containment works and does its job of preventing supersonic schrapnel from ripping holes in the wings and/or fuel tanks - as almost happened on that Quantas A380 turbine explosion and containment failure a couple years back out of Singapore on initial climb-out, raining engine and wing debris down on an Indonesian island about 25km South of the airport - remember that one Mike?

That event was traced to a faulty high pressure oil fitting feeding the Rolls Royce Trent turbine bearings which had been machined incorrectly and blew, leaving the turbine without oil pressure for its bearings - a very big deal. Only blind luck and an extra heavy dispensation of serendipity prevented a major air disaster. Look it up, you will see LARGE rents in the leading edge just ahead of the main spar.

I note that both of these events occurred on the initial climb phase of the flights when high power settings are used. If this (apparently) contained turbine/fan failure is due to the same or a similar cause, I am starting to wonder if I want to set foot on one of those 380s....that's two now in less than 2 years on the same engines on the same type of aircraft, and, statistically speaking, represents a very high catastrophic failure rate for any modern turbofan.
glgc
mike ronan 1
ok, point taken,....

I am painfully aware of the Qantas incident you mention. The industry is carefully monitoring any similar events and so they should!

I guess I am just a little sick & tired of the style of headline :"Distressed passengers told how they survived....." and the überhyping of any incident in the field of aviation.

Where is the headline that 144 people will die on the highways of America tomorrow, and another 144 the following day, and another 144 the next day?
hk47
As far as I know Emirates A380 is powered by GP7200 which is the engine of Engine Alliance (=GE and P&W) whereas Quantas A380 had RR engines.
dodger4
dodger4 1
Get a grip is right. What we have here is a mechanical failure - which can happen on any mechanical device - that has been turned into a volcanic explosion that demolished half the industry by sensationalist journalism. This type of reporting is common throughout the world and without any controls on this absurd reporting, a scuffed tire turns into an emergency landing.

In reality, an engine failure on a 4-holer is truly a non-event. An "event" is a fire that can't be extinguished, loss of pressurization at 410, or any other occurrence without redundant systems.

Get a grip, news.com.au....although the reporter HAS twigged on a glaring discrepancy with the cabin crew not keeping the non-English-speaking pax apprised of what was happening.
bishops90
Brian Bishop 1
"Engine Explosion"?
Sounds like an extreme description of a much less significant event. No indication that this was an uncontained failure (which is what one naturally would envision with the term "explosion")
bovineone
Jeff Lawson 0
Link to diverted flight: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAE413/history/20121111/1045Z/YSSY/OMDB
howej011
Joseph Howes -1
thats the second A380 engine gone bang after the qantas plane
ctiley
Why do people fly in Airbus garbage, it's as unsafe as driving a Ford or Mitsubishi. If you want to gamble, go to a casino and gamble money, don't fly Airbus and gamble your life.
Theanimal
Angel Garcia -1
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Emirates Airbus A380 Returns to Sydney After Engine Failure

An Emirates Airline Airbus A380 decided to return to Sydney on Monday when one of its engines failed.

France 24 reports:

‘”Emirates flight EK413 from Sydney to Dubai on November 11 turned back shortly after take-off due to an engine fault,” the carrier said in a statement. “Emirates apologises for any inconvenience caused to its customers, however the safety of our passengers and crew is of the highest priority and will not be compromised.” Fairfax journalist Matt Campbell was on the plane and told the Sydney Morning Herald the aircraft was still climbing. “It seemed about half an hour in to the flight when I saw a bright orange flash, heard a loud bang and there was a big thump through the cabin,” he said. “The flight attendants were rushing about through the cabin and then eventually the PA came on and the captain said there was an engine problem with engine number three and that engine had now been shut down.”‘

http://airnation.net/2012/11/12/emirates-a380-sydney-engine-failure/

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