November 4, 2010 / 4:36 AM / 9 years ago

Qantas A380 lands safely in Singapore, no smoke or fire

SINGAPORE, Nov 4 (Reuters) - A Qantas Airways (QAN.AX) A380 with engine problems has landed safely in Singapore, the country’s airport authority said on Thursday.

Qantas flight QF-32, which left Singapore for Sydney earlier on Thursday, “landed safely at 11:46 a.m. (0346 GMT) Singapore time”, according to a statement from Changi Airport.

A Reuters photographer said the plane was parked near the end of a runway at Changi Airport and was surrounded by six fire engines and other emergency vehicles.

There was no sign of smoke or fire but one of the fire trucks sprayed water on one of the plane engines.

The witness said the passengers appeared to be still on board the aircraft.

Australian flag carrier Qantas said there were 433 passengers and 26 crew on board. The Australian foreign ministry said no one was injured.

Qantas said earlier on Thursday that one of its passenger planes had been forced to shut down an engine and was returning to the Southeast Asian city-state. [ID:nSGE6A305M]

Reporting by Kevin Lim

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