Explosion, debris from jet : Qantas Airbus 380

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Explosion, debris from jet : Qantas Airbus 380

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:14 pm

Qantas grounds all A380s

SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA'S Qantas Airways grounded its fleet of Airbus A380 superjumbos on Thursday after an engine failure forced a dramatic emergency landing in Singapore.

Chief executive Alan Joyce said Qantas's six A380s - the flagship of its 191-strong fleet - had been suspended from take-off pending investigations into the incident.

'We have decided that we will suspend all A380 take-offs until we're fully comfortable that sufficient information has been obtained about QF32,' Mr Joyce told reporters in Sydney.

Joyce said the plane experienced engine trouble just six minutes into its flight from Singapore to Sydney, before turning back and landing at the city-state's Changi Airport. The double-decker plane, carrying 433 passengers and 26 crew, dumped fuel over Indonesia before returning to Singapore.

Qantas was earlier forced to deny media reports that the plane had crashed. However, Joyce said the incident would not affect an order for more of the giant aircraft.

'We have orders for over 20 aircraft. Those aircraft will continue to arrive,' he said. -- AFP

If you were on the flight or had friends or relatives on board, send details and photos to stonline@sph.com.sg

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http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNew ... 99196.html

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiap ... tml?hpt=T1
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Postby csc » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:21 pm

Oh no, it's Qantas again...looks like it will never regain the confidence of the market anytime soon..

I took Qantas only once...and only remember their 'motherly' air-stewardesses. :lol:

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Postby peterch » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:43 pm

csc wrote:...and only remember their 'motherly' air-stewardesses. :lol:


:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:12 pm

peterch wrote:
csc wrote:...and only remember their 'motherly' air-stewardesses. :lol:


:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


hey Peter, you are early for Christmas, but then they have started to deck out Orchard Road
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Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:13 pm

csc wrote:Oh no, it's Qantas again...looks like it will never regain the confidence of the market anytime soon..

I took Qantas only once...and only remember their 'motherly' air-stewardesses. :lol:


my first Qantas flight : 1993, unforgetable for the same reason.....only more grand!

tried their A380 : Good!
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Postby csc » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:29 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
csc wrote:Oh no, it's Qantas again...looks like it will never regain the confidence of the market anytime soon..

I took Qantas only once...and only remember their 'motherly' air-stewardesses. :lol:


my first Qantas flight : 1993, unforgetable for the same reason.....only more grand!

tried their A380 : Good!


looking at their records, i don't think I will take Qantas no matter how good leh... :roll:

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Postby csc » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:31 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
peterch wrote:
csc wrote:...and only remember their 'motherly' air-stewardesses. :lol:


:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


hey Peter, you are early for Christmas, but then they have started to deck out Orchard Road


only ksi is in the right season at the right time...

next change is hari raya haji :D

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:31 pm

csc wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
csc wrote:Oh no, it's Qantas again...looks like it will never regain the confidence of the market anytime soon..

I took Qantas only once...and only remember their 'motherly' air-stewardesses. :lol:


my first Qantas flight : 1993, unforgetable for the same reason.....only more grand!

tried their A380 : Good!


looking at their records, i don't think I will take Qantas no matter how good leh... :roll:


remember the movie "Rainman" ?
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Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:50 pm

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Postby 3Boys » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:51 pm

csc wrote:Oh no, it's Qantas again...looks like it will never regain the confidence of the market anytime soon..

I took Qantas only once...and only remember their 'motherly' air-stewardesses. :lol:


Qantas have a very good safety record actually, better than SQ even.

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