How superjumbo A380 almost didn't make it

Australian air-safety officials have issued a preliminary report on the near-catastrophe last month when an engine caught fire on a Qantas Airways superjumbo A380 that had just taken off from Singapore. The report pinpointed a probable cause of the mishap, the most serious accident yet for the world's largest passenger plane, and detailed just how perilous the flight became. This story paints a vivid picture of a skillful crew bringing the damaged plane to a stop during an emergency landing, just before it ran out of runway.

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