Wednesday 25 January 2023

Qantas embarrassed as another flight returns mid flight


A Qantas flight from Adelaide (ADL/YPAD) to Perth (PER/YPPH) was reportedly 50 minutes into its journey on Monday when the aircraft was forced to turn back around.

The Qantas plane has been forced to turn back due to a paperwork issue, marking the sixth incident to plague the airline in the last week.

QF887, an Airbus A330, departed from Adelaide's runway 23 at 3.36pm and climbed to flight level 400 (40,000feet). 52 minutes into the flight, it was discovered the correct paperwork had not been finalised  so the aircraft turned around and returned to the South Australian capital, touching down on runway 23 just short of three hours later at 5.31pm.

One passenger tweeted the flight was forced to turn back about halfway into its journey due to a "compliance issue". "Waiting in the plane on the tarmac in Adelaide, while it's being refueled, and then they'll try again for Perth," they wrote in a follow-up tweet.

The passengers eventually landed in Perth four hours after the scheduled arrival time.

"There were no technical issues with the aircraft," a Qantas spokeswoman said.

Aircraft Information:
Airline: Qantas
Code: QF/QFA
Aircraft: Airbus A303-202
Registration: VH-EBA
Serial Number: 0508
Engine: 2 x GE CF6-80E1A2
First Flew: 11th October 2002
Age: 20 Yrs. 3 Mts

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