Qantas A388 near Astrakhan on Jul 8th 2018, low engine oil quantity

Last Update: July 8, 2018 / 17:07:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 8, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-2

Aircraft Registration
VH-OQD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A Qantas Airbus A380-800, registration VH-OQD performing flight QF-2 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Singapore (Singapore), was enroute at FL350 about 40nm east of Astrakhan (Russia) about to overfly the Caspian Sea when the crew reported a low oil quantity for the #3 engine (Trent 972, inboard right hand), descended the aircraft to FL280 and decided to return to London Heathrow. The aircraft later step climbed to FL300 and landed safely back at Heathrow about 5 hours after the decision to turn around.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in London 12 hours after landing back.

Passengers reported they have been advised they'd be rebooked on the next day's flight and are complaining about lack of staff handling the rebooking stating they are queueing out of the building while trying to sort our their flight.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-OQD
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A380-842
ICAO Aircraft Type
A388
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 8, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-2

Aircraft Registration
VH-OQD

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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