MELBOURNE- Australian flag carrier Qantas (QF) flight operating Boeing 787 from Melbourne (MEL) to Los Angeles (LAX) has declared an emergency. Further, it is diverted to Nadi International Airport (NAN).
The Qantas QF93 is the daily flight from MEL to LAX. Further, it uses it’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Airbus A380 to serve this high-density route.
Qantas flight Declares Emergency
According to Flight Radar 24, the Qantas QF93 took off from MEL at 10:59 AM UTC. Shortly after takeoff, the flight Squawk 7700 meant a general emergency.
The flight is currently over the south pacific ocean. Subsequently, it is diverted to Nadi Airport (NAN) in Fiji. The exact reason for the emergency is unknown; we will update you once we have more information.
As we are writing, the flight is en route to NAN and is expected to land shortly. Further, it is the most tracked flight on Flight Radar 24.
The aircraft involved in the incident is Qantas Boeing 787-9, registered as VH-ZNM. Further, it is a 2.8-year-old aircraft; QF took delivery of it recently this month.
This is the developing story; keep checking back for the latest updates.
UPDATE 1: The flight has again airborne. The aircraft took off from NAN at 4:15 PM UTC. Further, flight QF93 is expected to land at LAX after almost 14 hours.
Virgin Atlantic London Washington Flight Emergency
According to Flight Radar 24, the flight tracking website, the Virgin Atlantic flight VS21 took off from Heathrow (LHR) at 6:19 PM UTC.
It is expected to land at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) after being airborne for almost seven hours. Further covering the approximately 6,000 km distance between the two important cities.
The VS Airbus A330 is seen returning back to London and is expected to land shortly. The aircraft returned to LHR due to high engine vibrations leading to engine problems.
The aircraft involved in the incident is Airbus A330-343 G-VKSS. Further, it is 12 years and a four-month-old airliner, VS, delivered it in February 2011.
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