Qantas flight from Singapore to Sydney forced to divert to Adelaide after mid-air emergency
- Qantas flight to Sydney
- Forced emergency diversion in flight
A Qantas flight from Singapore to Sydney has been forced to divert to Adelaide following an airborne emergency.
Qantas Flight QF82 departed Singapore at around 9:10pm on Wednesday and was expected to land in Sydney on Thursday morning.
However, the flight diverted and landed in Adelaide at around 5am after crews announced an airborne emergency.
No details about the medical emergency have been released and the flight has since taken off again en route to Sydney.
It is the third time that a Qantas aircraft has suffered an emergency mid-air accident in less than a week.
A Qantas flight was forced to land in Adelaide to attend to a medical emergency on board
Flight QF82 was en route from Singapore to Sydney when the pilot announced an airborne medical emergency, forcing the flight to divert (pictured, plane’s flight path)
On Monday, a Qantas flight took off from Adelaide and returned after passengers noticed a worrying odour.
Qantas flight QF1974 departed at 11:20am and was scheduled to land in Canberra at around 1:25pm.
The cabin crew smelled fumes inside the aircraft about 10 minutes after takeoff, prompting the pilot to request a priority landing in order to return immediately to Adelaide.
At the time, a Qantas spokesman said the “the fumes cleared quickly and no one was affected as a result of the incident.”
Another QantasLink plane en route from Sydney to Port Macquarie was also diverted after suffering a mechanical problem.
QF2162 left Sydney Airport around 10:50am Friday morning, but returned and landed safely at 12:00pm
Emergency crews had rushed to meet him.
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QF1974 left Adelaide and was airborne for 10 minutes before detecting smoke in the cabin and circling to land at Adelaide Airport (pictured the plane’s flight path)
QF2162 from Sydney to Port Macquarie was redirected back to Sydney after suffering a mechanical problem (pictured, the plane’s flight path)