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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Qantas jumbo back in the air after scare

A Qantas jumbo jet bound for Brisbane is back in the air hours just after faulty landing gear forced it back to Singapore shortly after take-off.
Flight QF52 was carrying 360 passengers and crew when it departed Singapore's Changi Airport around 11pm local time on Friday (1am AEST on Saturday).
A Qantas spokeswoman said the pilots were unable to retract the landing gear of the Boeing 747-400, forcing the aeroplane to return to Singapore.The aircraft landed less than an hour later without incident and no one was injured.
Passengers and crew were provided overnight accommodation while engineers replaced a faulty part that had led to the failure.
The same plane departed on Saturday at 12pm local time (2pm AEST) and was due to arrive in Brisbane late on Saturday evening.

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