Vibrating engine grounds Qantas plane

August 31, 2008 06:40pm

Article from: AAP

A QANTAS flight from Singapore to London has landed in the German city of Frankfurt after a vibration caused the crew to shut down one of its engines.

The Boeing 747-400 aircraft, carrying a Qantas flight crew and 350 passengers, landed at Frankfurt en route to London this afternoon (AEST) “due to the captain being alerted to a vibration in one of the engines,” a Qantas spokeswoman said.

“As is standard procedure the engine was shut down,” she said.

“There was no safety issue at any time and the aircraft continued to Frankfurt, where it landed without incident.”

Qantas engineers are investigating the cause of the engine problem.

Passengers were diverted to other carriers, either flying direct to London or to other European destinations “with what we expect will be a minimum of delay”, the spokeswoman said.

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