Baku, April 5, AZERTAC
A Qantas flight from Melbourne to Dubai was forced to turn back hours into its voyage and divert to Sydney last night due to engine trouble, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Flight QF9 was re-routed to Sydney about three hours into the flight because of an engine vibration issue.
The aircraft was flying over central Australia before it turned back and landed safely in Sydney at 6:45am, more than four hours after it diverted.
"One of the engines had a slight vibration issue which was monitored by the crew and also our operations team in Sydney," Qantas said in a statement.
Plane-tracking website Airlive said the flight was in a holding pattern near Sydney Airport before it landed, where airport vehicles were waiting.
The 410 passengers were able to board another A380 aircraft to continue on to Dubai.
They flew out of Sydney at 9:24am this morning, Qantas said.