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Old 23rd June 2022, 09:11 PM
Adrian B Adrian B is offline
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Default QF172 takes the long way home due to tech issue

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Passengers on a flight from Wellington to Melbourne found themselves on an 870-kilometre detour up towards Norfolk Island, meaning their flight took almost five hours.

The massive semi-circle for those aboard QF172 on June 21 was due to a mechanical fault that developed before the plane took off. A Qantas spokesperson said it was an issue with the "engine driven pump filler" on the 737 aircraft.

The plane was checked by engineers and cleared to depart. However, Qantas explained this particular fault meant it needed to fly closer to diversion airports, which are used in the event of an emergency.
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Old 24th June 2022, 05:33 PM
Yusef D Yusef D is offline
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I've only got 10,000 hours on 737s so I'm not an expert.. but I don't know what that is.

Not unheard of to return home non ETOPS via a longer route. I've done a couple of shockers myself.
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Old 24th June 2022, 07:44 PM
Greg Hyde Greg Hyde is offline
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I wonder how many times the PAX were reminded where the life vests were stowed ?
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