Qantas A388 over Australia on Apr 5th 2016, engine vibrations

Last Update: April 5, 2016 / 00:51:37 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 5, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-9

Aircraft Registration
VH-OQJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A Qantas Airbus A380-800, registration VH-OQJ performing flight QF-9 (dep 4th) from Melbourne,VI (Australia) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 410 passengers, was enroute at FL360 over western Australia about 590nm northeast of Perth,WA (Australia) about 2:40 hours into the flight when the crew decided to divert to Sydney,NS (Australia) due to engine (Trent 972) vibrations. On approach to Sydney the crew requested full length runway 34L and told tower/emergengy services they were having an engine issue. The aircraft landed safely in Sydney about 4 hours after turning around.

A replacement Airbus A380-800 registration VH-OQL departed Sydney about 2.5 hours after landing and is estimated to reach Dubai with a delay of 10 hours.

The airline reported a minor maintenance issue confirming engine vibrations.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-OQJ
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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Airworthyness Category
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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
Engine
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 5, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-9

Aircraft Registration
VH-OQJ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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