Engineers have cleared a Qantas plane after a flight from Perth to Kalgoorlie was forced to turn back due to a mechanical problem.
Flight QF106 was only 20 minutes in the air before it was forced to return and landed safely in Perth around 4.40pm on Tuesday.
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Qantas said QF106 could have proceeded to its destination but turned back because there was no technical support in Kalgoorlie to resolve the issue.
Passengers remained on the Fokker F100 while engineers addressed the issue before it was cleared around 7pm.
Travelers finally arrived in Kalgoorlie around 8.15pm.
Qantas has been plagued by problems over the past week, with several in-flight incidents affecting the airline.
Fumes were reported in the cabin of a flight from Fiji to Sydney on Sunday, with Boeing 737 pilots requesting a priority landing, which took place without incident.
Last Wednesday, a Boeing 737 flying from Auckland to Sydney shut down an engine and made a mayday call over the Pacific Ocean.
Fortunately, the plane landed safely at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport around 3.30pm.
https://7news.com.au/travel/qantas/qantas-flight-to-kalgoorlie-forced-back-to-perth-shortly-after-take-off-c-9556187 Qantas flight to Kalgoorlie had to return to Perth shortly after takeoff