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Qantas returning superjumbo jets to the skies


AUSTRALIA (WKOW) -- After a global safety review, Qantas, Australia's national airline, is returning its superjumbo jets to the skies.

The jets were grounded after an engine on one jet failed earlier this month shortly after it took off from Singapore.

The airline's chief executive officer said two of the airlines' six superjumbos will be brought back into service as soon as they are ready.  Those two planes will be new ones straight off the production line.

An investigation is still underway to determine why the engine failed.  Officials have indicated a fire caused by leaking oil was the likely cause.

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