Tuesday 3 October 2023

Qantas flight makes emergency landing in Darwin


A Qantas flight travelling from Sydney (SYD/YSSY) to Singapore (SIN/WSSS) has made an emergency landing in Darwin, with passengers claiming a man on board had threatened cabin crew.

The flight took off from Sydney Airport at 1.37pm on Sunday from runway 34L and was scheduled to arrive at Singapore Changi Airport just before 6.30pm, local time, but made an unexpected landing at Darwin Airport exactly 4 hours later at 5.37pm Sydney time. (5.07pm Darwin time).

One passenger reported, a “disruptive” man who was “drinking from his own wine bottle” had repeatedly said the word “explosive” and threatened cabin crew.

“He was clearly agitated, belligerent and appeared to be heavily affected by alcohol,” the passenger claimed. However, the Australian Federal Police said no report had been made by the airline.

AFP are the lead law enforcement agency at nine Australian airports, including Darwin.

A passenger reported the incident started somewhere over Katherine, Northern Territory before the emergency landing in Darwin, and the man had been escorted from the aircraft by cabin crew.

A video showed a police officer inspecting an empty row of seats with a Qantas crew member while other passengers patiently waited.

According to flightradar24.com, the flight departed at 6pm Sydney time (5.30pm Darwin time) and landed in Singapore on runway 20R at 10.02pm Sydney time. (8 02pm Singapore time)

Aircraft Information:
Airline: Qantas Airways
Code: QF/QFA
Aircraft: Airbus A330-202
Registration: VH-EBS
Serial Number: 1258
Engines: 2 x GE CF6-80E1A4
First Flew: 20/10/2011
Age: 11 Years

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