Flightglobal Head of Content Andrew Doyle discusses the significance of preliminary information about today’s incident involving the failure of the number two Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine powering a Qantas A380.
The aircraft made an emergency landing in Singapore after shedding the aft section of the cowling and other engine parts over Indonesia. Photographs of the aircraft show damage to the adjacent wing structure, suggesting that the leading edge was penetrated by uncontained engine debris.
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