Qatar Airways Airbus A380 Diverts To Melbourne For Technical Issue

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A Qatar Airways Airbus A380 experienced a technical issue today as it attempted to make its way out of Melbourne (Australia) to Doha (Qatar). According to FlightRadar24, due to the technical issue, the crew decided to return to Melbourne. However, due to the immense weight of the fully-fueled A380, it was forced to fly in circles to jettison fuel and lighten the load before making a safe landing.


The flight being flown was QR905 from Melbourne to Doha. The flight departed at 10:28pm local time and then spent two hours in a holding pattern as it jettisoned fuel. Sometime after 1am the aircraft made a safe landing back in Melbourne.


According to Airfleets, the A380 has been with Qatar Airways since coming out of the Airbus factory. The aircraft is only six years old as it was built in 2014. The status of the aircraft is currently unknown and we are waiting for Qatar Airways for more information.

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Posted: 9 Feb 2020 15:53:13

  
  

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