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Qantas Airlines Plane Returns to China due to Hydraulic Failure

QantasQantas Airlines flight QF-130 had to return and make an emergency landing at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai, China, on September 15.

The Airbus A330-300 flying to Sydney, Australia, had to burn off its fuel and return due to a hydraulic failure.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

South African Airways Flight Returns to Johannesburg

southafricanairwaysSouth African Airways flight SA-96 had to return and make an emergency landing in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 12th.

The Airbus A319-100 aircraft took off for Ndola, Zambia, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported a hydraulic failure.

The plane burnt off excess fuel before it landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Southwest Airlines Jet Returns to Oakland International Airport

southwest_airlines_logoSouthwest Airlines flight 2547 had to return and make an emergency landing at Oakland International Airport, California, on December 23.

According to the airline, “After takeoff, the captain in command made the decision to return to Oakland to check a maintenance item on the aircraft.” It is believed that the plane, that was heading to Chicago at the time, experienced a landing gear issue.

The plane circled over Oakland to burn off excess fuel before landing safely. All 139 passengers aboard remained unharmed.

The plane was taken out of service.

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