Qantas 747-400. Courtesy, Qantas A Qantas (QF) Boeing 747-400, en route from Bangkok to Sydney on Sunday, returned to Bangkok an hour into the flight following the contained failure of one of its Rolls-Royce RB211 engines. There were no injuries among the 356 passengers and crew. The failure is believed to be related to the distortion of the compressor case, resulting in the cracking and disintegrating of fan blades (ATW Daily News, July 21). The latest incident is QF’s ...

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