Rolls-Royce says it is investigating the cause of a stall warning on one if its Trent 700 engines on a Cathy Pacific Airbus A330. The aircraft, carrying 136 passengers bound for Jakarta, was forced to return to Singapore on Monday after the pilot was forced to shut down the engine following the stall warning.
“We are still investigating with Cathay Pacific at the moment, but this is completely different to the [Qantas] incident,” the company said, referring to the incident involving a Trent 900 engine on a Qantas A380 in November 2010.
Passengers on board the Airbus A330 were praying: "God, save our flight! Give us your protection!". The prayers got louder and louder, pierced by only the occasional cry of panic, according to a dramatic take on the situation by a Reuters photographer who was on board the flight. Read the full Reuters story here.