Qantas jet strikes engine trouble

A QANTAS Airbus A380 has been forced to land in Dubai after suffering engine problems en route from Singapore to London.

Qantas says Flight QF31 suffered a problem with oil pressure in its Number Four engine and was forced to shut it down four hours after taking off from Singapore this morning.

The plane flew with three engines for about two and half hours before landing safely in Dubai.

The airline says it is routine for the A380 to fly with three of its four engines and the 258 passengers on board were advised of the problem. All the passengers and crew are safe.

Among the passengers on board was British actor, writer and comedian Stephen Fry, who was returning to the UK after bringing his popular QI quiz show to Australia.

"Bugger. Forced to land in Dubai. An engine has decided not to play," he tweeted.

Read more at ABC News Online


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