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The Qantas Airbus A380 Near-Disaster In Two Tweets

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A new Airbus A380 superjumbo jet experienced a massive engine failure shortly after takeoff in Singapore, forcing the Qantas flight to make an emergency landing. Everyone on board survived, including a passenger with two amusing-in-retrospect before and after tweets. UPDATE!

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The first tweet from Ulf Waschbusch of Singapore approximately three hours ago details his excitement over his trip to Australia for the first time. His second tweet shortly after the engine explosion and emergency landing isn't quite as cheery.

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UPDATE: We've now got video of the plane returning Singapore while smoking. Firetrucks quickly descend on the plane. Both Singapore Airlines and Qantas have grounded their fleet of A380s.

[@ULFW via @BenParr, Photo: Getty Images]

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