cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4968 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 9767 times:
Not really such a problem. But helicopters are apparently circling and trying to get pictures, and the media is shouting EMERGENCY and passengers will no doubt have feared for their lives and seen white lights, etc.
grozzy From Australia, joined Oct 2007, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9462 times:
What I heard on the news- the plane's gear didnt retract after takeoff. It circled off-shore for about 3 hours to reduce weight and landed safely in SYD. An alternative plane was found and the passengers left again after 5 hours delay.
Not a major problem, but of course the news mentioned other recent QF "incidents" and I'm sure the unions will make the usual statements about Qantas maintenance.