19 Jan '11, 4am

A Qantas flight bound for NY was diverted to Fiji after the plane developed an engine problem

SYDNEY - A QANTAS passenger jet bound for New York made an unscheduled stop in Fiji after it developed a problem with one of its engines, the Australian airline said on Wednesday. Qantas said flight QF107, a Boeing 747, carrying 375 passengers from Sydney to New York via Los Angeles, touched down in Nadi on Tuesday for repairs to a fuel valve supplying one of its engines. 'Just past Nadi the flight crew got a message to say there was a fault with a fuel valve so they returned to Nadi to correct it... They could have flown on, it was just a precautionary measure,' a Qantas spokesman told AFP. The passengers were given hotel accommodation for the night and the flight continued early Wednesday, she added. The hitch comes just days after another Qantas Boeing 747, QF11 to Los Angeles, experienced a contained engine failure on the runway of Sydney airport due to a turbine blade...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

Tweets

Qantas resumes A380 flights to USA

channelnewsasia.com 16 Jan '11, 9am

SINGAPORE : Qantas has resumed its A380 service to USA, which was grounded last November after a mid-air engine blast. QF9...

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

@AsiaTodayNews Qantas plane forced to land in B...

straitstimes.com 26 Jan '11, 10pm

A Qantas Boeing 747 suffering mid-air mechanical trouble was forced to land in Bangkok. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BANGKOK - A QANT...

QANTAS Australia Day Sale: Fares on sale now, ends tomorrow! Don’t miss out on the Qantas…

QANTAS Australia Day Sale: Fares on sale now, e...

greatdeals.com.sg 25 Jan '11, 12pm

Are you a shopaholic with a burning desire to share what you know? Look no further, simply apply to become a freelance GDS...

Pilot delays flight so passenger can see dying grandson.

Pilot delays flight so passenger can see dying ...

relax.com.sg 20 Jan '11, 8am

A HEART-warming story of a US pilot who delayed his plane’s departure so a passenger could make the flight to visit his dy...