Qantas A388 near Singapore on Feb 6th 2017, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: February 6, 2017 / 17:00:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 6, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-10

Aircraft Registration
VH-OQB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

A Qantas Airbus A380-800, registration VH-OQB performing flight QF-10 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Melbourne,VI (Australia), was enroute at FL350 over the Indian Ocean about 1200nm southwest of Singapore (Singapore) when the #1 engine (Trent 972, outboard left hand) started to show vibrations on the low pressure spool (N1) prompting the crew to descend the aircraft to FL330 and divert to Singapore. Enroute towards Singapore the vibrations increased reaching 9 units prompting the crew to shut the engine down. The aircraft landed safely on Singapore's runway 02C about 3 hours later.

The airline confirmed a mechanical issue with one of the engines as reason for the diversion. The passengers are being rebooked onto other services or taken to hotels overnight.

The engine is being replaced.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-OQB
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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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 6, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Qantas

Flight number
QF-10

Aircraft Registration
VH-OQB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A380-800

ICAO Type Designator
A388

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