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Wing flap problem grounds Sydney-bound Qantas flight

PTI Melbourne | Updated on January 06, 2011 Published on January 06, 2011

Flight QF430 took off from Melbourne Airport at 12.20 pm but then was reverted back to Melbourne after a cockpit indicator showed a potential problem with one of the plane’s wing flaps, according to reports.

Melbourne, Jan 6 A Sydney-bound Qantas plane, carrying 214 people on board, was today forced to turn back to Melbourne due to a potential wing flap problem.

Flight QF430 took off from Melbourne Airport at 12.20 pm but then was reverted back to Melbourne after a cockpit indicator showed a potential problem with one of the plane’s wing flaps, according to reports.

Passengers initially stayed on board the Boeing 767 of the Australian airline after landing but were asked to disembark when the problem could not be rectified immediately.

The pilots had followed the procedure and that the passengers would be accommodated on alternative flights, the Qantas spokesman, Mr Tom Woodward, said, adding that the airline hoped to get the affected passengers onto flights by late this afternoon. — PTI

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Published on January 06, 2011
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