European Aviation Safety Agency ordered all existing Airbus A380 aircraft to operate inspected for possible cracks in aircraft structures. It ordered came after one of the world's largest passenger plane flying was grounded, because it found cracks in the wing skeleton.

Last month, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) ordered special inspections to 20 of A380 planes after the discovery of cracks in the wing rib feet. Cracks in the metal hook that connects the wing skeleton with the wing skin found on aircraft owned by airlines Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Air France.

Wednesday the Australian airline, Qantas Airways, suspend one of their A380 aircraft flight, after cracks discovered at a routine check. EASA decided to extend the checks to 68 of A380 aircraft which already operates worldwide. EASA spokesman, Dominique Fouda, said that they will work with Airbus to seek long term solution of the problem.

Qantas said that not less than 36 cracks are found, each less than 2 centimeters long, after the technicians running the checks requested by Airbus. The plane that checked is the plane that experienced hard turbulence on the top of India, on the way from London to Singapore in January.

But Qantas said the cracks were not caused by turbulence, but related to the manufacture of aircraft. With EASA's new orders, Qantas had to check 12 of A380 aircraft that they owned. Qantas confirmed that this problem does not threaten flight safety.

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