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which uses the same Rolls-Royce engine in its A380 aircraft, temporarily grounded their A380 fleets after the occurrence and performed further inspections.

Singapore Airlines resumed operations the following day.

The crew, after finding the plane controllable, decided to fly a holding pattern close to Singapore Changi Airport while assessing the status of the aircraft.

It took 50 minutes to complete this initial assessment.

There were no injuries to the passengers, crew or people on the ground, despite debris from the aircraft falling onto houses in Batam.

On inspection, it was found that a turbine disc in the aircraft's No.

In 2010, Richard Woodward, a vice president of the Australian and International Pilots Association, reported that there were five pilots in the cockpit of this flight.

In addition to the normal crew of captain, first and second officer, there were two additional check captains: the captain who was being trained as a check captain (CC) and the supervising check captain, who was training the CC.

On 4 November 2010, Qantas Flight 32, an Airbus A380 on a scheduled passenger service from London to Sydney via Singapore, suffered an uncontained failure in one of its four Trent 900 engines.

Qantas initially refrained from using the aircraft on routes between Los Angeles and Australia, the longest routes globally served by the A380, where highest engine performance was required on take-off.

Tom Ballantyne, a writer on Orient Aviation Magazine, described the accident as "certainly the most serious incident that the A380 has experienced since it entered operations", and concerns have been voiced that this occurrence may be due to a "major problem", rather than being maintenance-related.

The failure occurred over Batam Island, Indonesia, four minutes after takeoff from Singapore Changi Airport.

After holding for almost two hours to assess the situation, the aircraft made a successful emergency landing at Changi.After discussion the crew elected to remove inputs related to a wet runway, in the knowledge that the runway was dry.