Qantas makes emergency landing at Sydney Airport

PTI Melbourne | Updated on March 12, 2018

A Qantas jet that took off from Auckland in New Zealand today was forced to make an emergency landing at Sydney Airport after experiencing a fuel system problem.

The Qantas passenger jet, which took off from Auckland, made an emergency landing after it experienced a fuel leak and reported engine trouble, according to Herald Sun newspaper.

The Qantas plane, with 130 passengers aboard, landed safely after requesting “priority landing’’.

“QF50 from Auckland to Sydney landed safely and without incident at Sydney Airport after requesting priority landing,” the airline announced in a tweet.

It was the latest in a series of recent incidents involving Australia’s national airline. Last month, a probe was launched after a fire broke out in the cockpit of a Qantas plane, forcing it to land at Cairns in far north Queensland. Qantas said an electrical fault caused the fire on a flight from the Philippines to Sydney on March 23.

Last year, the airline grounded its six-strong A380 fleet, which all use Rolls-Royce engines, after the mid-air incident on the Singapore to Sydney Flight QF34 in November.

The plane, with more than 450 people on board, was forced to make an emergency landing at Singapore, trailing smoke from a blackened engine. The Qantas Chief Executive, Mr Alan Joyce, appeared to blame the engine, made by Rolls-Royce.

Published on April 13, 2011

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