A380 engine shuts down during flight

2011-07-26 10:00
Singapore - An A380 superjumbo operated by Singapore Airlines Ltd was forced to return to Singapore airport after experiencing engine problems about 20 minutes into the flight, a spokesperson for the airline said on Tuesday.

One of the aircraft's four engines shut down after encountering "surge and high vibration" as the aircraft was ascending on its way to Hong Kong late on Monday, the spokesperson said.

The A380 with 368 passengers and 21 crew on board returned to Singapore and landed safely about one hour after takeoff, she said. No one was injured.

The incident was the latest in a series of troubles involving the A380, made by European manufacturer Airbus SAS, and equipped with engines by Rolls-Royce Group Plc.

In November, an A380 flown by Australian airline Qantas was forced to a safe emergency landing in Singapore after an engine explosion.

Last month, a Singapore Airlines superjumbo had to return to Hong Kong due to problems with its landing gear.

Singapore's flag carrier was the first airline to operate the A380 in October 2007.

It currently has a fleet of 12 A380s in service with seven more on firm order.

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