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Emirates A380 engine fire forces Sydney turnback

written by WOFA | November 19, 2012
Emirates’ A380 A6-EDA at the Qantas Jet Base after the engine fire incident that forced the crew to return to Sydney. (Lee Gatland)

A fire in an engine aboard an Emirates A380 soon after departure from Sydney forced the crew to return to the airport on November 11.

Flight EK413, with 380 passengers aboard, was 11 minutes out from Sydney when what Emirates referred to as “an engine fault” caused the crew to abort the flight and return to Sydney where the aircraft underwent an engine change at the Qantas Jet Base.

Unlike the uncontained engine failure that afflicted a Rolls-Royce Trent-powered Qantas A380 in November 2010, Emirates operates Engine Alliance GP7200 powerplants for its fleet of A380s.


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