Sydney (Australia) (EFE) the third mishap in the air suffered by an airline device in three days.
Flight QF430 took off at 9:40 local time (GMT+11) today from Tullamarine International Airport in Melbourne, where it had to return about 10 minutes after starting the trip, according to the Flight Radar page, which monitors on real time flights from all over the world.
According to a Qantas statement, published by the local AAP agency, the Boeing 737 returned to its starting point as a “precautionary measure” after the pilots were alerted to a “minor” engine problem.
“The aircraft landed normally, it was not an emergency or priority landing. Both engines remained operational throughout the flight.
This is the third incident with an Australian airline plane in the last three days, after the pilots of a Boeing 737-838 going from New Zealand to Sydney sent an emergency alert mid-flight on Tuesday due to a failure of one of the two engines.
That incident led to the deployment of emergency services as a precaution, although the plane landed without major complications.
A day later, another plane, a Boeing 738, which was traveling from Sydney to Fiji, had to return to the city of origin amid a “fault indication about a potential mechanical problem”, according to a spokesman for Qantas, the company. Australia’s largest airline, to ABC state television.