Another Qantas plane turns back with engine problem

November 13, 2010 03:25

SYDNEY — A Qantas  Boeing 767 turned back on a domestic flight in Australia after pilots detected abnormal vibrations in one of the plane's engines on Friday.

No one was injured in the incident, which comes after a Rolls-Royce engine on one of the airline's Airbus A380s superjumbos disintegrated in flight last week.Qantas spokesman Simon Rushton said the latest incident was not related to the A380 problem and that the landing was strictly a precaution.

He said the plane involved was a Boeing 767 fitted with two engines built by General Electric. It was carrying 234 people.

Rushton said the flight crew noticed vibrations in the left hand engine about 5 minutes into the flight from the western Australian city of Perth for Melbourne in the southeast. They decided to turn back after doing in-flight checks and landed safely in Perth.

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