Rolls-Royce cites 'specific component' engine fault for fire

12th November 2010, Comments 0 comments

Rolls-Royce said Friday the failure of a "specific component" of its Trent 900 engine caused a fire on a Qantas A380 superjumbo that forced the Australian airline into an emergency landing last week.

Rolls said in a statement that "the failure was confined to a specific component in the turbine area of the engine. This caused an oil fire."

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