A second Qantas flight from Sydney to Fiji was forced to return this morning after the pilots received a warning that there might be a mechanical issue.
The aircraft, which took off at 8:30 am, spent about two hours flying over NSW’s coast before landing at around 11:00 am.
A spokesperson for the airline said the pilots followed normal procedure after they received the warning.
The airline said that the flight landed safely and did not need to make a priority landing.
It was a precautionary measure taken after the pilots received a report of a possible mechanical issue. Q
antas said that it would get the passengers on the next flight to Fiji as soon as possible.
It’s the second instance in less than a week that a Boeing 737 has experienced a mechanical issue.
On Tuesday, a pilot of a flight from New Zealand to Sydney issued a mayday call after one of the plane”s engines failed.
Both the flights that were affected by the issue landed safely.
In the latest instance, the emergency warning was issued by Qantas flight QF144 after one of its two engines failed during the flight.
The emergency warning was downgraded to a “PAN”, which means that there is a possibility of assistance needed.
After the plane landed at Sydney Airport, several ambulances and fire and rescue units were waiting at the area.
Some of the passengers said that the crew did not inform them about the issue and maintained a calm atmosphere throughout the incident.
Some of the passengers said that they felt a little “bang” during the flight. They also said that they felt some light turbulence.
Despite the issues that the airline experienced, it was still regarded as the world’s safest airline.
This year, it was up from seventh place in 2017. According to the website Airlineratings.com, the company attributed the drop in the rating to the increasing number of incidents.