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Qantas Airways sees second flight incident in 2 days, as Fiji-bound plane has 'potential mechanical issue'
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Qantas Airways passengers react to plane landing in Sydney after engine failure, mayday call
Qantas Flight 144 managed to land safely Wednesday in Sydney, Australia after one of its engines malfunctioned. (Credit: AuBC)
A Qantas flight from Sydney to Fiji was forced to turn around Thursday after pilots received notice of a "potential mechanical issue," becoming the second incident to affect the Australian airline in two days.
The change of course for Qantas Flight 101 comes after Qantas Flight 144 on Wednesday landed with only one operating engine in Sydney after issuing a mayday call over the Pacific Ocean.
"Our Sydney to Fiji flight has returned to Sydney as a precaution after pilots received a fault indicator about a potential mechanical issue," a Qantas spokesperson told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "The pilots followed standard procedures and the aircraft has landed normally in Sydney."
The airline added that engineers will now examine the Boeing 737-800 involved in the incident and that it was working to get passengers on their way to the island of Fiji.
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