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Date:
25-MAR-2024

Time:
13:10 UTC

Type of Aircraft:
Airbus A330-202

Owner/Operator:
Qantas

Registration:
VH-EBA

MSN:
0508

Year of Manufacture:
2002

Engine Model:
GE CF6-80E1A4

Location:
East of Perth, WA – Australia

Phase:
En route

Nature:
Passenger – Scheduled

Departure Airport:
Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL/YMML)

Destination Airport:
Perth Airport, WA (PER/YPPH)

Circumstances:

**During its descent toward Perth Airport, Qantas flight QF781, an Airbus A330-202, encountered an engine issue that resulted in a loud bang heard by passengers. The flight crew promptly initiated protocols for such incidents, leading to the manual shutdown of the affected engine. Despite the mid-air scare, the aircraft was able to continue and complete a safe landing on a single engine. Emergency services were on standby at the airport as the plane made a priority landing and taxied to the gate, where passengers disembarked normally. The incident, while distressing for those on board, highlighted the A330-200’s capability to operate on one engine and the crew’s adherence to safety procedures. Engineers are currently inspecting the aircraft to identify the cause of the engine problem.**

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