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Qantas sees A380 grounded for another 72 hrs

Australian airline Qantas expects to keep its fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft for at least another 72 hours as investigations continue into last week's mid-air engine failure, the company said on Monday.

world Updated: Nov 09, 2010 11:35 IST

Australian airline Qantas expects to keep its fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft for at least another 72 hours as investigations continue into last week's mid-air engine failure, the company said on Monday.

"Qantas will not return its A380 fleet to service until confident the issues have been identified and resolved," Qantas said in a statement. "At this stage Qantas does not expect to operate the A380 fleet for at least another 72 hours," it added.

Qantas grounded its six A380s last Thursday after a Rolls-Royce engine broke apart in flight, forcing an A380, the world's largest passenger plane, to make an emergency landing in Singapore with 459 passengers and crew on board.