A packed Qantas plane was forced to turn around mid-air after the pilots detected a mechanical issue with one of its engines.
The incident occurred as the aircraft was flying from Melbourne to Sydney.
According to the airline, the pilots decided to land the plane in Melbourne after they were alerted to the issue.
The Boeing 737 took off at around 9.28am and returned about 50 minutes later.
According to a spokesperson for Qantas, customers were asked to book other flights after the incident.
The airline noted that the plane landed normally and both of its engines were working.
This incident occurred just a couple of hours after another plane was forced to make a mid-air emergency landing after its pilots detected a mechanical issue.
Flight QF144 was heading to Sydney from Auckland when it made the emergency landing.
On Thursday, flight QF101, which was on its way to Fiji, was forced to turn back after experiencing a mechanical issue.
According to the passengers of the flight from Auckland, they heard a loud bang before the left engine stopped working.
However, most of them were unaware of the incident until they reached Sydney airport.
According to the passengers, they were not informed that the 747-800 suffered from engine failure.
They were only informed that there was a mechanical issue after the loud bang. Simone Schmidt, a passenger, said that they were only informed about the incident when the plane landed in Sydney.
The passengers on the flight from Auckland said they heard a loud sound just before the aircraft’s engine stopped working.
They said they didn’t realize that the plane had suffered a mechanical issue until they reached Sydney.
Most of them were unaware that the incident had happened until they reached the airport.
Following the incident, Qantas stated that the mayday had already been downgraded to a possible assistance request.