Serious incident Airbus A380-842 VH-OQD,
ASN logo
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Sunday 15 October 2023
Time:16:15 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A388 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A380-842
Registration: VH-OQD
MSN: 026
Year of manufacture:2009
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Trent 972-84
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:67.2 NM 84.7 degrees from Balgo Hill Aerodrome, NT -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Singapore-Changi International Airport (SIN/WSSS)
Destination airport:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Qantas flight QF2 was en route when a bag of linen serviettes caught fire on the galley floor. The crew extinguished the fire. The engineering inspection revealed a heating floor panel in the galley overheated and the floor covering subsequently burnt resulting in the fire.



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

2 July 2014 VH-OQD Qantas 0 near Los Angeles, CA unk
16 May 2016 VH-OQD Qantas 0 1500 km WSW of Dallas, TX, USA non
Litium battery thermal event
27 October 2018 VH-OQD Qantas 0 between Sydney and Los Angeles non
Litium battery thermal event

Revision history:

13-Mar-2024 10:06 ASN Added
13-Mar-2024 12:58 ASN Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314