13 Apr '11, 12am

Qantas plane requests priority landing

SYDNEY: A Qantas flight from Auckland requested for "priority landing" at Sydney airport on Wednesday after experiencing a fuel system problem. The Boeing 737 landed safely and passengers disembarked without incident. "The flight crew on board QF50 from Auckland to Sydney requested a priority landing at Sydney airport as a result of a fuel system fault," a Qantas spokesman told the AAP newswire. He added that a fuel transfer valve would be replaced on the aircraft. It was the latest in a series of recent incidents involving Australia's national airline. Last month, a Perth-bound plane returned to Adelaide after smoke entered the cabin from a malfunctioning oven. This came just days after a cockpit fire caused by an electrical fault forced a Qantas Airbus A330-200 bound for Manila from Sydney to make an unscheduled landing in Cairns. Last November, the airline temporarily s...

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