Flight turns back af­ter en­gine fails

New Straits Times - - World -

SYD­NEY: A Qan­tas A380 fer­ry­ing hun­dreds of pas­sen­gers from Los An­ge­les to Mel­bourne has been forced to turn back af­ter an en­gine fail­ure, the air­line said yes­ter­day.

The QF94 ser­vice was two hours into its trip on Fri­day when the pi­lot was forced to abort the flight, with pas­sen­gers say­ing sparks were seen com­ing from one of the four en­gines.

“@Qan­tas Flight94 to Melb re­turned to LAX with sparks com­ing from an en­gine & now be­ing in­spected,” tweeted pas­sen­ger @RobD.

Qan­tas said the sparks may have been from the en­gine over­heat­ing but de­nied re­ports that it caught fire.

“Fri­day night’s QF94 A380 ser­vice from Los An­ge­les to Mel­bourne turned back to LA be­cause of an is­sue with one of the air­craft’s four en­gines,” the air­line said.

Pas­sen­gers were put on a re­place­ment flight. The Aus­tralian Trans­port Safety Bureau was no­ti­fied about the in­ci­dent. AFP

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