Tyres burst on Qantas A380 during landing
Qantas Airways has defended its Airbus A380 as “entirely safe to operate” despite two of the aircraft’s tyres bursting while landing at Sydney airport this week.
According to Reuters, the super jumbo was travelling from Singapore with 244 passengers on board when the incident occurred.
“Our engineers have been inspecting the aircraft and they are satisfied it remains entirely safe to operate and has not sustained any significant damage,” Qantas spokesman David Epstein told reporters in Canberra. “We expect the aircraft to operate this afternoon.”
Qantas has a fleet of six Airbus A380s, covering routes to London, Singapore and the United States. However, this is the first incident of a tyre blowout since it took delivery of the aircraft in 2008.