cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4887 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9126 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, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8821 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.