Video of left wing and aircraft from afar after landing.
Australian airline Qantas grounded its Airbus A380 fleet after one of the superjumbo jets blew out an engine on Thursday, making a safe emergency landing in Singapore with 459 people aboard. Qantas said there had been no explosion, but witnesses aboard the plane and on the ground reported blasts. This is the most serious mid-air incident involving the double-decker A380, the world’s largest and latest airliner.
News video from Russia Today after an A380 jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore.
Part of the plane’s engine-cover fell off mid-flight. The airliner bound for Sydney was carrying more than 450 people. The engine cut out over Indonesia, shortly after take-off from Singapore. Witnesses on a nearby island say they heard a huge blast and found pieces of debris. The double-decker A380 is the largest passenger plane in the world.
Comments from passenger Lars Sandberg, a DJ from Glasgow, who was on board the Qantas Airbus A380 that was required to make an emergency landing after an engine failure.