Small problem for a big plane


Looks like the A380 – the flying whale – had a mechanical problem earlier this morning in Singapore, preventing it from making its daily trip to Sydney. The problem was apparently a failed fuel pump, though that doesn’t make a ton of sense as a replacement pump failed to resolve the issue.

Considering that the leading candidate for cause in the British Airways 777 crash landing last month is potential issues with the fuel supply system, this is a rather interesting coincidence.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .
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