Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Lam v. Rolls Royce (November 2010 Qantas Engine Explosion)

Passengers and crew aboard a Qantas Airbus A380 aircraft that suffered a mid-air engine explosion over Indonesia in November 2010 filed a negligence lawsuit against engine manufacturer Rolls Royce. An explosion tore through the plane’s second engine as it flew over Batam Island during a flight from Singapore to Australia. After the plane made an emergency landing in Singapore, 24 cabin crew and 440 passengers were forced to remain on board for nearly one hour due to leaking fuel. An investigation later confirmed that the explosion occurred because a stub pipe, which lubricated the Rolls Royce Trent 900 engine, had cracked and leaked oil. The plaintiffs claimed psychological injuries as a result of the incident. Rolls Royce eventually settled all claims.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Rolls-Royce PLC Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 2/5/2018

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database