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A380 superjumbos to undergo checks

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/20/2012 @ 8:45 pm In Front Page,Money,World | No Comments

(GUARDIAN) — A380 superjumbos are to undergo safety checks after new cracks were found inside the aeroplane’s British-made wings.

European safety regulators ordered the checks for a flaw that first emerged in the wake of an A380 engine blowout in 2010, when a Qantas-owned jet suffered a serious engine failure over Indonesia. Subsequent inspections of the Airbus aircraft revealed hairline cracks in a rib-foot – part of the metal frame of a wing.

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