Qantas flight returns to Bangkok after engine shutdown


A Qantas Airways flight returned to Bangkok after pilots were forced to shut down one of the aircraft’s engines, the latest in a string of incidents involving Rolls-Royce engines.

Qantas said one of the Boeing 747’s four engines experienced “high vibration and temperature” shortly after take off.
“The plane landed an hour later in Bangkok in a standard landing. This was not an emergency and has no relation whatsoever with Rolls Royce engine incident in an A380 last year,” a Qantas spokesman said, Reuters reports.

The flight was bound for London.

An uncontained engine failure or blow-out in a Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine forced a Qantas Airbus A380 to make an emergency landing in Singapore last November and prompted the temporary grounding of the Australian carrier’s A380 fleet.

A Cathay Pacific aircraft made an emergency landing in Singapore with an engine problem on Monday. Rolls-Royce said it would support the investigation into that incident.