Qantas Airplane Hit By Break Snag At Melbourne

November 30th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
qantasMelbourne, Nov 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Qantas, the Australian airline known for its near flawless safety records faced a hiccup in recently when a Qantas plane headed for Sydney developed a snag and subsequently the passengers were forced off the aircraft. The plane had developed a problem in its brakes. A few weeks back, the Australian airline stalled its Boeing A 380 fleet after one of the planes suffered a problem in its engine. The 208 passengers of the Qantas airplane that had developed the snag in brake were compelled to wait at the Melbourne Airport tarmac as the engineers were busy assessing the problem. They had to wait for almost an hour.

The flight was scheduled to leave Melbourne for Sydney at 6.30 in the morning. However, Qantas spokespersons and officials tried to dub the incident as a minor issue and a spokeswoman of the airline said “The plane will be in service this afternoon”. The Airline officials further said that the incident is not a major one and the passengers have no reason to bother about safety. On Sunday, the passengers of a Qantas flight had to bear with a baggage malfunction that also took place at the Melbourne Airport.

On Sunday, Qantas restarted its service of Boeing A380 since the engine blast fiasco at Singapore. However, after keeping the A380s stalled for a few weeks and getting the Rolls Royce Engines checked thoroughly Qantas decided to resume the flight operations. The new snag at Melbourne comes at a setback to the airline. However, the saving grace for Qantas is that in none on the incidents, any passenger was injured.

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