Flight turns back after engine fails
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