Qantas Grounds an A380 Because of Cracks in Its Wings

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Last month, engineers found small cracks in the wings of Singapore Airlines' A380s. Now, Qantas has been forced to ground one of its A380s because of the same problem.

The aircraft has been grounded since 5 February, and isn't set to fly again for at least another week, reports Bloomberg. The plane has flown between 20 and 30 times since the cracks were first discovered in January, but was grounded when more were found.

Airbus apparently said last month that the plane was safe to fly, as they did when the same problem occured with Singapore Airlines' planes, but they've finally changed their mind. It sounds like those wings could do with some attention. [Bloomberg; Image: MiqsPix]