Qantas Boeing 744 flight bound to US makes emergency landing at Fiji Nadi Airport

By on Jan 19, 2011 in Australia, Lifestyle, Travel Comments

A Qantas Boeing 744 plane with flight QF107 and bound to US made an emergency landing at Nadi International Airport in Fiji, according to international news sites on Wednesday.

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As reported by Radio Fiji, the Qantas passenger plane carried 397 passengers when it made an emergency landing at Fiji airport on Tuesday at around 6:20 p.m. (AEST), with no one injured.

Airports Fiji Limited General Manager Lawrence Liew was quoted in the news that the reason of the plane’s emergency landing was due to the ‘failure of one its engines’.

Apparently, the Qantas plane took from Sydney and was supposed to fly to New York via Los Angeles but was forced to land at Fiji, where a fuel valve was repaired.

According to Sydney Morning Herald, some passengers spent the night in hotels and boarded the same plane at around 9 a.m. (AEST) on Wednesday, while a few of them decide to use another flight.

Among the passengers from the troubled plane were South Australian Deputy Premier Kevin Foley, his 2 sons and advisers to the US, who were for a defense trade mission, the report added.

Meanwhile, another Qantas 747 plane with flight QF11 was also reported to have encountered and engine failure last Sunday, which was already ready to take off.

Back in the first week of November last year, a Qantas Airbus 380 made an emergency landing at Singapore airport and the probable cause was said to be due to engine trouble, and some other succeeding flights encountered the same problem.

The entire month of November was full of controversy for the Airbus 380, while some reports said that Qantas had already spent around $80 million for the replacement of 16 engines.

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