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Virgin Emergency Diversion to Hobart

What: Virgin Australia Boeing 737-700 en route from Brisbane to Launceston
Where: Hobart
When: Jun 16th 2011
Who: 56 passengers
Why: On approach to Launceton, the crew noted a flaps asymmetry, and aborted the approach. They burned off fuel, and diverted to Hobart where they made a safe landing. Passengers feared for their lives but apparently were not in as much danger as they feared.

Subsequently, due to Puyehue ash concerns, they took a bus to Launceston. The flight was carrying the Gold Coast Suns football team.

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