QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operating the Singapore – Sydney sector of QF32 London Heathrow Singapore – Sydney (depart London3rd November) suffered an uncontained engine failure to the number two engine shortly after take off from Singapore whilst in Indonesian airspace over the island of Batam. The aircraft returned to Singapore and landed some 2 hours after take off. There are reports of several large pieces of engine debris landing in built up areas of the Dutumas district.

The number 2 engine and leading edge of the left wing have sustained serious damage. The aircraft had returned from a C Check at Frankfurt on October 6th.

As a precaution and pending results of an investigation QANTAS has suspended all A380 operations.