Qantas A380s suspended

HONG KONG- Qantas Airways CEO Alan Joyce suspended six flights on its six Airbus A380 Jetliners due to an explosion of an engine on one of the superjumbo planes on Thursday.

The New York Times reported that pieces of debris scattered over an Indonesian island, which forced the plane to return to Singapore for an emergency landing. There were no reported injuries.

USA Today reported that in a news conference in Sydney on Thursday Joyce said, "we will suspend those A380 services until we are completely confident that Qantas safety requirements have been met."

Flight 32 experienced an "uncontained" engine failure after takeoff that caused "substantial" damage to the plane according to a report by the Aviation Safety Network.

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