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Monday, 12 November 2012

Airbus Updates No.844


EMIRATES A380 A6-EDA - ENGINE FIRE


An Emirates Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EDA performing flight EK-413 from Sydney,NS (Australia) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), was climbing out of Sydney's runway 34L when upon contacting departure the crew declared PAN reporting they needed to shut the #3 engine (GP7270, inboard right hand) down and requested to stop climb at FL110 and continue on planned track until decision was made whether to return or continue, controller indicating the aircraft was needed higher to not leave controlled air space, the aircraft subsequently climbed to FL160 and FL190. The crew subsequently decided to return to Sydney, dumped fuel and landed safely on runway 34L about 90 minutes after departure.

The flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

Passengers describe a loud bang was heard on board of the aircraft and streaks of flame were seen from the engine. Other passengers initially saw a flash and heard a bang and believed they had been hit by lightning. All passengers said the aircraft jolted.

The airline confirmed an engine fault and said, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

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