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Miraculous: A Giant Plane's Tense Crash Landing

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Landing an ordinary plane with a damaged engine is risky enough. But when that plane is an A380 superjumbo leaking fuel and aiming for a narrow runway, it's a miracle.


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November 4th, 2010. A massive Airbus A380 lifts off from Singapore, en route to Australia. Four minutes into the flight, one of its engines explodes, and things are about to get even worse. An avalanche of system failure warnings flood the cockpit. Pilots are baffled, but there's no time for hesitation. 440 passengers are in danger and they must return to Changi Airport immediately. This is the story of Qantas Flight 32 and the investigation to determine why one of the world's most innovative planes failed so spectacularly.

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