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Qantas 747 Lands In Singapore After Engine Trouble

SINGAPORE (AP) - For the second time in as many days a Qantas jumbo jet with more than 400 people on board has made a safe return to Singapore after an engine problem.

The airline and a passenger say a Qantas Boeing 747 with 431 people on board returned to Singapore after an engine caught fire.

It happened about five minutes after the plane took off.       Yesterday, a Qantas Airbus A380 superjumbo jet made an emergency landing at the same airport due to an engine blowout.

One passenger on today's flight says there was a "loud bang and a jet of fire from the back of the engine.

The airline's website said the problem wasn't serious. Yesterday's emergency landing prompted Qantas to ground its fleet of A380s.

 
      
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