The Near Crash Of The Qantas A380

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The Airbus A380, one of the largest passenger aircraft in the world, made its debut commercial flight with Singapore Airlines flying from Singapore to Sydney in October 2007. Qantas Flight 32 was the scheduled passenger flight of the A380 fleet which suffered an uncontained engine rotor failure on November 4, 2010 and made an emergency landing at Changi Airport.
The UERF was caused by the crack present in the oil feed pipe which developed over a period of time due to fatigue. The crack grew to a size which allowed the oil in the pipe to be released in the HP/IP buffer space, during the occurrence flight. There was severe damage caused to the flight. However, the robust design and structural strength of the jet sustained the damage which might have destroyed the airlines of the past decade.
The crew members of Qantas displayed excellent skills in managing the incident and the high standards of piloting culture saved QF32 from a catastrophic crash which enabled Qantas to keep up the brand name and protect its values of ‘safety of customers’. The management decided to ground the fleet of A380s for further inspection after the incident.
The ATSB carried out a detailed investigation along with Rolls Royce and several other global agencies. Numerous lapses were identified including the factors which resulted in the manufacture and release into service of non-conforming oil feed pipes and appropriate

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