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Airbus, Rolls Probe Engine Blowout on Qantas A380 Jet

Airbus SAS and Rolls-Royce Group Plc began investigating why an engine on a Qantas Airways Ltd. A380 superjumbo exploded in mid flight, forcing an emergency landing in the worst incident since the aircraft began service in 2007.

Rolls-Royce, the world’s second-biggest maker of jet engines, urged airlines that operate its Trent 900 turbines to conduct precautionary checks. The Sydney-bound Qantas plane, carrying 433 passengers and 26 crew, returned to Singapore and landed safely today after one of its four engines blew up, scattering debris over an Indonesian island.