Midge Ure: If I Was...: The Autobiography by Midge UreThe life story of Midge Ure is that of one of the most successful musicians of a generation, a brilliantly written record of twenty-five years at the cutting edge, and behind the scenes - as a video director - of the music business. Few musicians have had a career of such variety: in the past quarter century he has sold more than 20 million albums and been on a veritable rollercoaster ride through the rocknroll business. From No. 1 hits with the pop band Slik, via one of the most influential bands to come out of the age of electronica, Ultravox - leaders of the New Romantic movement - to solo success touring the world and selling out leading venues, Midge has a unique perspective on the world of pop music. Among many great stories is his part in the phenomenon that was Live Aid and in particular the making of the classic charity record Do They Know Its Christmas which sold twelve million copies.
Engine explosion on Qantas jet
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Matt Hewitt, 25, was on the London to Sydney jet which made an emergency landing after one of its engines shut down mid-air. Speaking from Singapore, he said: "We set off out of Singapore and we had been climbing for about 30 minutes when there was a big bang and a shudder. Qantas Airbus emergency: How to survive a plane crash. Airbus A engine failure hits Rolls-Royce shares. Safety inspectors warned of engine risks. How to survive a plane crash.
Debris fell on an Indonesian island, and the plane, with more than people aboard, spent 90 tense minutes circling with its three remaining engines, dumping fuel and preparing for an emergency landing back in Singapore. The episode ended with passengers cheering and praising the flight crew for maintaining calm. There were no reported injuries. Justin Dubon, an Airbus spokesman in France, said it was the first uncontained engine failure and the most serious problem experienced by the A, which entered service in Such a failure is extremely rare and occurs when components fly off the main engine housing, often with explosive force. Qantas, with six of the As, and Singapore, with 11, grounded their fleets.
By Post Staff Report. It was most serious midair incident involving the double-decker A since it debuted in October with Singapore Airlines flying it to Sydney — the same route that Qantas flight QF34 was flying when it was stricken over western Indonesia. Qantas said there had been no explosion, but witnesses aboard the plane and on the ground reported blasts. After the plane touched down in Singapore, the engine closest to the fuselage on the left wing had visible burn marks and was missing a section of plate that would have been painted with the red kangaroo logo of the airline. The upper part of the left wing also appeared damaged.
Passengers last night told of the terrifying moment they thought their Qantas Superjumbo was about to plunge from the sky after an engine blew up. Panic gripped the cabin of the Airbus A as a loud bang echoed through the fuselage and a trail of smoke, flames and debris filled the sky.
On 4 November , Qantas Flight 32 , an Airbus A on a scheduled passenger service from London to Sydney via Singapore , suffered an uncontained failure in one of its four Trent engines. After holding for almost two hours to assess the situation, the aircraft made a successful emergency landing at Changi. There were no injuries to the passengers, crew or people on the ground, despite debris from the aircraft falling onto houses in Batam. On inspection, it was found that a turbine disc in the aircraft's No. The subsequent investigation concluded that the failure had been caused by the breaking of a stub oil pipe which had been manufactured improperly. The failure was the first of its kind for the A, the world's largest passenger aircraft.
A Qantas A superjumbo has made an emergency landing in Singapore after one its engines seemingly blew up in mid-flight. Both Airbus and Rolls-Royce , which manufactured the plane's four engines, have launched investigations. It is far too early to tell. But what appears clear is that there was a catastrophic failure in the fuselage-side engine on the left wing shortly after the plane took off from Singapore en route to Sydney. Passengers reported hearing loud bangs and seeing flames. Debris which appeared to be from the engine landed on the Indonesian island of Batam, near Singapore.