Friday, November 5, 2010

Qantas B747 plane "experienced engine problems" after takeoff

By Lynda Hong | Posted: 05 November 2010 2214 hrs

SINGAPORE: A Qantas aircraft experienced engine problems on Friday evening.

Qantas said that shortly after takeoff, QF6 operating from Singapore to Sydney "experienced an issue with its number 1 engine".

Qantas added that as a precautionary measure, the captain of the Boeing 747 aircraft sought priority clearance to return to Singapore.

The aircraft landed safely.

There were 412 passengers on board, along with three flight crew and 16 cabin crew.

- CNA/ir

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