3 Jul 2013

Qantas passenger list obtained for class action

9:49 am on 3 July 2013

Qantas has been ordered to hand over the passenger list for a flight during which a jet engine exploded mid-air over Indonesia in November 2010.

Sydney Supreme Court made the order as part of a class action against engine manufacturer Rolls Royce after the explosion on the flight which was bound for Australia.

The ABC reports the cause of the explosion was last week confirmed as the stub pipe designed to carry oil and lubricate the Rolls Royce Trent 900 engine.

According to the investigation the stub pipe had cracked, leaking oil and causing the engine to explode minutes after take-off from Singapore.

At the time Qantas blamed Rolls Royce and a settlement was obtained within months for $A90 million.

Now, the ABC reports compensation lawyers LHD are seeking clients for a class action by passengers and flight crew.

Most of the cabin crew on board the flight have joined the class action and lawyers are urging passengers to join them.