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Trouble on oiled waters

15 November 2010

It was like a modern day version of Hansel and Gretel but without the romance, the wicked witch or even the charm.

Alright, it wasn’t like a modern day version of Hansel and Gretel. All the same I could have, if I had wanted to, found my way back home by following the oil trail that I had laid on my way there. Not a trail of rose petals, but the same principle.

In a week when an engine on the world’s largest passenger jet exploded, due, apparently, to an oil leak, I felt some affinity with the head of the airline as he struggled to explain why his prestigious Airbus A380 had given the passengers the fright of their lives and had showered the citizens of Indonesia with bits of engine. One of the things he claimed afterwards was that his engineers had found oil leaks in the engines of other planes.

As I write this, sitting in an Airbus A380, I am thinking that 35,000 feet is a hell of a long way to fall if anything goes wrong. It is like falling the distance be...

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