Singapore Airlines A380 engine shut down forces Frankfurt flight to return to Singapore
SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines says it had to shut down an engine on an Airbus A380 flight to Frankfurt, forcing the plane to return to Singapore.
The carrier said in a statement Tuesday that crew reported a surge in one of the four engines and that engine was shut down.
The airline said the early morning flight with 430 passengers turned back to the city-state about three hours after taking off and landed safely in Singapore under the power of the three other engines.
The airline said passengers were transferred to a different plane heading for Frankfurt.
Singapore Airlines said it will investigate the cause of the malfunction with engine maker Rolls-Royce.