Friday night’s QF94 A380 service from Los Angeles to Melbourne was turned back to LA because of an issue with one of the aircraft’s four engines.
The pilots followed standard procedure, shut down the engine, and the flight landed normally in LA at around 3am local time on Saturday. Engineers are inspecting the aircraft.
A replacement flight operated by a different aircraft landed in Melbourne on Sunday night, local time.
Reports that the engine was ‘on fire’ aren’t correct; passengers may have seen some sparks before it was safely shut down by the flight crew.
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