Monday, November 12, 2012

The Big Flash & The Emirates Flight - Engine Failure!

A reader brought up this interesting story, whereby an Emirates A380 Airbus encountered a super bright flash followed by engine failure.  It is assumed that something large enough, such as a bird, may have flew into the engine...though it is highly unusual at an altitude 30 mins into the flight, a bird of that size was large enough to damage one of the A380's (massive Trent 900 Rolls Royce) motors.

Article extract:
Passengers on board an Emirates A380 flight from Sydney say they saw a bright orange flash and felt the plane shake in a mid-air scare less than an hour after take-off.

" It was a bright orange light, I didn't see it for more than a split second, but it was still a very scary sight. "

The problem, believed to have been caused by one of the plane's engines, occurred on Flight EK413 bound for Dubai which departed Sydney at 9:45pm on Sunday night.Read more source

Eyewitness report - A380 Emirates engine failure out of Sydney 11/11/12:
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