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Qantas completes repairs on QF32 aircraft 18 months on

Repairs have been completed on a Qantas Airways Airbus A380 that experienced an uncontained engine failure over Singapore in November 2010.

The aircraft, registration VH-OQA, will be flown back to Australia from Singapore on 21 April, the Australian flag carrier said in a statement.

This comes after 18 months of extensive repairs on the aircraft, which suffered significant damage to its airframe. The incident occurred minutes after take off on flight QF32 from Singapore to Sydney on the morning of 4 November while the aircraft was flying over the Indonesian island of Batam.

Australian investigators have finished collecting data for an investigation into the uncontained failure of the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine. The data is being analysed and a final investigation report is expected in the third quarter of 2012.

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