A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 had to return to Singapore Airport today when one of its engines malfunctioned and had to be shut down.
Singapore Flight 26 was headed to Frankfurt Airport Main (Germany) and was about three hours in to the flight when the crew reported the issue, termed an engine ‘surge’:
“The crew reported an engine surge in the Number 3 engine and the engine was shut down,” a company spokeswoman said in the emailed statement, adding that a surge refers to a disruption of airflow that affects an engine’s normal operation.
The flight landed safely in Singapore and there were no injuries. A replacement aircraft was flown out a few hours later to get the passengers to Frankfurt.
There have been some oil leak issues with the A380 engines, which are manufactured by Rolls Royce.