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Giant Planes Grounded After Engine Explodes: 'My Whole Body Just Went To Jelly,' Passenger Recounts

SINGAPORE - A Qantas Airways super jumbo jet was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine disintegrated shortly after takeoff Thursday, showering debris onto houses and a shopping mall below.

Qantas said the Airbus A380 — which had stopped off en route from London to Sydney, Australia — suffered a "significant engine failure," and grounded its fleet of six A380s.

The carrier said there had not been any explosion and landed safely with no injuries.

However, passengers among the 459 people on board flight QF 32 variously reported hearing a "massive bang" or a "loud boom," with one describing the incident as "the scariest thing I had seen." The giant jet was forced to return to Singapore to make an emergency landing.

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