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@AsiaTodayNews Qantas plane forced to land in Bangkok: BANGKOK - A QANTAS Boeing 747 suffering mid... - #Asia #News

@AsiaTodayNews Qantas plane forced to land in Bangkok: BANGKOK - A QANTAS Boeing 747 suffering mid... - #Asia #News

A Qantas Boeing 747 suffering mid-air mechanical trouble was forced to land in Bangkok. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BANGKOK - A QANTAS Boeing 747 suffering mid-air mechanical trouble was forced to land in Bangkok, a Thai official said on Wednesday, in the latest of a string of problems for the Australian airline. The Sydney-bound flight developed difficulties on Tuesday evening soon after taking off from the Thai capital and returned just after 7:00 pm (1200 GMT, 8:00 pm S'pore time), said Somchai Thean-Anant of Thailand's air traffic control. Reporting from Sydney, the Australian Associated Press said the plane was carrying 352 passengers, and quoted a Qantas spokesman as denying that the airline was suffering from systemic maintenance problems. Also on Tuesday, a Qantas Boeing 737-400 carrying 99 passengers lost cabin pressure mid-flight en route from Adelaide to Melbourne, prompt...

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