Singapore Airlines A380 engine shut down forces Frankfurt flight to return to Singapore

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 05:30 am | The Associated Press

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.


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