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Rolls Royce engines could catch fire: Australian Transport Safety Board

12-02-2010 13:49 BJT

CANBERRA, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Australian Transport Safety Board (ATSB) on Thursday issued a safety warning about the Rolls Royce engines used in some Airbus A380 passenger planes.

The warning came after a mid-air emergency involving one of the Australian airline Qantas's A380 superjumbos over Indonesia last month.

The Qantas A380 was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore after its engine exploded over Batam Island in Indonesia on November 4 shortly after takeoff from Singapore. The incident caused airlines around the world to ground their A380s, while they investigated the planes' Rolls-Royce manufactured engines.

According to ABC News, the ATSB on Thursday issued a safety recommendation saying that there was a "potential manufacturing defect with an oil tube connection to the high-pressure (HP)/ intermediate-pressure (IP) bearing structure" of the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines installed in some A380s.

The statement said the defect "could lead to fatigue cracking, oil leakage and potential engine failure from an oil fire within the HP/IP bearing buffer space."

Meanwhile, Qantas said it would recheck its two A380 aircraft currently in service on Thursday afternoon, but said there was no immediate risk to flight safety.

ATSB will release its preliminary findings into the explosion on Friday in Canberra of Australia.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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