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Qantas Flight Diverts to Phoenix due to Medical Emergency

Qantas flight QF-7 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 17th.

The plane heading from Sydney, Australia, to Dallas, Texas, was diverted after a passenger suffered a medical emergency.

The plane landed uneventfully.

Qantas Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Cracked Windshield

Qantas Airways flight QF-63 made an emergency landing in Sydney, Australia, on August 4th.

The Boeing 747-400 plane took off for Johannesburg, South Africa, but had to turn back due to a cracked windshield.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Qantas Airways Flight Returns to Sydney due to Flaps Problem

Qantas Airways flight QF-7 had to return and make an emergency landing in Sydney, Australia, on August 4th.

The Airbus A380-800 plane took off for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, but had to turn back after the crew failed to retract the flaps.

The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Qantas Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Sydney

Qantas flight QF-93 had to divert for an emergency landing in Sydney, Australia, on June 29th.

The plane heading from Melbourne, Australia, to Los Angeles, California, was diverted after an indicator light in the cockpit switched on.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Qantas Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Los Angeles

Qantas Airways flight QF-94 had to return and make an emergency landing in Los Angeles, California, on May 20th.

The Airbus A380-800 plane took off for Melbourne, Australia, but had to turn back after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines.

The plane landed safely. All 480 people aboard remained unharmed.

Qantas Airways Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Melbourne

Qantas Airways flight QF-495 made an emergency landing in Melbourne, Australia, on April 7th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Sydney, Australia, was on approach to Melbourne when the crew reported an unsafe gear indication.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Dubai-Bound Qantas Airways Plane Diverts to Muscat

Qantas Airways flight QF-9 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Muscat, Oman, on March 25th.

The Airbus A380-800 plane en-route from Melbourne, Australia, to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was diverted due to bad weather conditions in Dubai.

As the plane was on approach to Muscat, it was hit by a bird. The crew continued for a safe landing.

Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Qantas Airways Plane Hits Turbulence near Canberra; 2 Injured

Qantas Airways flight QF-718 encountered severe turbulence while descending toward Canberra, Australia, on March 13th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane was flying from Perth, Australia, when it was hit by turbulence that injured two flight attendants.

The plane continued for a safe landing.

Qantas Airways Flight Diverts to Singapore due to Engine Issues

Qantas Airways flight QF-10 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Singapore, on February 6th.

The Airbus A380-800 plane heading from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to Melbourne, Australia, was diverted due to a mechanical problem with one of the engines.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Qantas Airways Flight Returns to Darwin After Loss of Cabin Pressure

QantasQantas Airways flight QF-825 had to return and make an emergency landing in Darwin, Australia, on September 30th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Brisbane, Australia, but had to return shortly afterwards due to loss of cabin pressure.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 172 people aboard at the time; all of them remained safe.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

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.

Qantas Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Sydney

QantasQantas flight QF-1 had to return and make an emergency landing in Sydney, Australia, on August 3rd.

The Airbus A380-800 plane took off for Dubai, United Arab Emirates, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported a fault in cabin’s temperature control system.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Qantas Flight Returns to Brisbane due to Engine Problem

QantasQantas flight QF61 made an emergency landing in Brisbane, Australia, on April 9th.

The plane took off for Tokyo, Japan, but had to return shortly afterwards due to vibrations in one of the engines.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unhurt.

Qantas Flight Diverts to Oman due to Medical Emergency

QantasQantas Airways flight QF9 had to make an emergency landing in Oman, on April 8th.

The Airbus A380 plane, heading from Melbourne, Australia, to London, United Kingdom, was diverted after a male passenger suffered a suspected heart attack.

The plane landed safely. However, authorities said the passenger had died before the plane touched down.

Qantas Airways Returns and Makes Emergency Landing in Australia

QantasQantas Airways plane had to return and make an emergency landing at Sydney Airport, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on April 5th.

The Airbus A380, en-route to Dubai, UAE, was mid-air when the crew detected engine vibration issues, prompting it to return eight hours after taking off from Melbourne.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All 410 passengers onboard remained unharmed.

Qantas A380 Jet Diverts to Perth International Airport

QantasQantas flight QF2 had to divert and make an unscheduled landing at Perth International airport, Western Australia, on August 31.

According to the airline, “While travelling to Sydney from Dubai, the pilots received an indication that there was a technical issue with the aircraft so they diverted to Perth to have the issue repaired by our engineering team before continuing on to Sydney…There was a technical issue with one of the fuel pumps. There was no emergency landing.”

The 484-seater A380 jet landed safely and everyone aboard remained unhurt.

Fourth Qantas Flight Makes Emergency Landing in 48 Hours

QantasA Qantas flight had to return and make an emergency landing at Hobart Airport in Tasmania, Australia, on the evening of December 9.

The Melbourne-bound Boeing 717 had to turn back, just 20 minutes after taking off, after a warning system indicated a technical issue with the aircraft.

The plane landed safely and was taken for examination.

The flight was able to depart again at 7:40 p.m.

This is the 4th emergency landing of a Qantas jet within 48 hours. The airline insisted that the incidents were un-related. According to Qantas chief Alan Joyce, “We have really high reliability. We have low levels of turnbacks compared to most of the world fleets.”

Water Leak Floods the Aisles; Qantas Flight Returns to LAX

QantasQantas Airways Flight 94 had to return and make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport due to a water pipe leak, on July 2.

The Airbus A380 was en route from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia and was cruising at an altitude of about 31,000 feet when it sprung a leak, making the aisles flood with water.

The pilot then decided to return to Los Angeles, where the plane made a safe emergency landing at about 2:40 a.m. No one was injured.

According to a statement released by Qantas, “[The crew] did everything they could to help customers, including moving them to unaffected areas and providing spare blankets so they could stay dry.” The statement further said, “We’re also providing customers with hotel accommodation while the issue is being fixed by our engineers in Los Angeles. We apologise to customers for the inconvenience. There were no safety of flight concerns with the water leak, however the Captain decided to return to LA in the interests of passenger comfort. We are liaising with Airbus to understand what caused this fault.”



Qantas Says Engines Need Replacement

Rolls-Royce claims the Trent 900 problem is confined to a specific part in the turbine area. 21 of 38 A380s operated by Singapore Air, Qantas and Lufthansa use Rolls-Royce Trent 900 series engines. Singapore Air may have to replace 24 engines. Qantas is inspecting 14 engines which may shared among six planes—which may explain some of the strain evident in so many recent Qantas incidents. Six grounded super jumbos are costing Qantas a million dollars a day.

On the Airbus A380, bound for Sydney from Singapore, which was carrying 433 passengers and 26 crew members, an engine exploded over Batam, sending turbine shrapnel flying out of the plane’s engine, severing cables in the wing, taking out flight control systems and narrowly missing the fuel tank. With fuel gushing out of the fuel tank there and hot components, passengers are lucky the wing did not ignite.

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