Qantas flight QF9 bound for London via Dubai was forced to return to the United Arab Emirates due to engine problems.
The 347 passengers on board the plane, which originated in Melbourne, landed in Dubai about 9am Melbourne time, 2am local time.
Qantas Communications Manager Thomas Woodward said “The pilots were alerted to a fault with the number three engine via the indication system on the flight deck.
“There was no impact to the other three engines or to the safety of the aircraft and passengers, but clearly the appropriate response was to return to Dubai to assess the engine.”
Engineers are inspecting the engine to determine the cause of the problem.
The passengers were put on a replacement flight.
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