Qantas plane to Dubai forced to land

Edited by Nelly T.

An A380 Qantas aircraft headed for Dubai was forced to make an emergency landing in Sydney early Tuesday morning after it was noticed that the engine vibrations were higher than normal.

The A380 landed at Sydney Airport at 6:45am and its 410 passengers were put onto a different plane which departed Sydney for Dubai at 9:24am AEDT the same day.

A “slight vibration issue” with one of the plane’s Rolls-Royce engines was how Qantas described the incident, they further described the incident through a statement on the Qantas website “ Two and a half hours into the flight – the captain chose to return the aircraft to Sydney because of an engineering issue.

“One of our engines had a slight vibration issue which was monitored by the crew and also our operations team in Sydney.

“The aircraft landed without incident.”

A statement on the Qantas website said “Qantas flight QF9 departed Sydney at 9:24am this morning for Dubai. We’d like to thank our customers for their patience. We will always prioritize safety over schedule.”

The QF9 flight left Melbourne Airport a little after 11pm and turned back over South Australia. Due to the spontaneous nature of the arrival, the plane was made to wait to land.

“All standard operating procedures were followed,” a source said. “If we needed to land because there was an emergency we would land.”

Engineers at Sydney Airport are investigating the issue.