Following a series of technical issues with its landing gear, a QantasLink flight headed for Coffs Harbour from Sydney was forced to turn back.
The aircraft landed safely around 5 pm. The incident occurred shortly after the pilot asked to return to Sydney.
A Qantas plane from Auckland to Sydney was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its engines failed over the Tasman.
Then, a couple of days later, another flight from Fiji had to turn around after experiencing a mechanical issue.
Despite the issues, Andrew David, the airline’s domestic chief executive, noted that the carrier only experienced about 60 turnbacks a year.
According to David, there were around 400 to 500 engine problems each year across all types of aircraft, and the shutdown rate of the Boeing 737 was well below that of other airlines.
These types of issues are also caused by various factors, such as air traffic control and diversions.