09 Feb '12, 8pm

#security Qantas to inspect all A380s for wing cracks

#security Qantas to inspect all A380s for wing cracks

SYDNEY - Australia's Qantas Airways said on Thursday it will carry out inspections on its entire A380 fleet for wing cracks after European air safety officials extended checks to all superjumbos worldwide. "We will comply fully with the directive," a Qantas spokesman said. On Wednesday the airline said it had grounded one A380 for up to a week after engineers found 36 cracks in its wings during detailed inspections following a flight hit by turbulence. South Korea said on Thursday it would order Korean Air to carry out checks on its five Airbus A380 planes. The European Air Safety Agency said it felt widespread defects in the world's largest passenger plane could pose a safety risk if left unremedied. The A380, the world's largest airliner, has had a turbulent few months with wing cracks blamed on design and manufacturing flaws, which have forced limited checks and now ins...

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channelnewsasia.com 13 Feb '12, 7am

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straitstimes.com 13 Feb '12, 6am

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channelnewsasia.com 12 Feb '12, 2pm

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asiaone.com 12 Feb '12, 11am

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