... why the crew of the Qantas Airways A380 elected to fly the airplane for about 105 min. after the uncontained failure of the No. 2 engine shortly after takeoff on Nov. 4 (AW&ST Nov. 15, pp. 28 and 33; Nov. 29, p. 32). A representative letter: As a retired FAA aircraft certification flight-test engineer, I know there are several performance and structural issues associated with overweight landings.