Qantas flight QF101 from Sydney to Fiji has been diverted back to Sydney due to a potential mechanical issue.
The flight took off from Sydney Airport at 8.30am and circled the coast for almost two hours before landing again in Sydney at 10.50am.
FlightAware shows a Boeing 737 circling in flight.
A Qantas spokesman said the flight returned to Sydney Airport as a precautionary measure after “the pilot received a malfunction indicator of a potential mechanical issue”.
“The pilot followed standard procedure and the aircraft landed normally in Sydney,” the spokesman said.
“Engineers will inspect the aircraft.
“We thank our customers for their patience and we are working hard to get them to Fiji as soon as possible.
Less than 24 hours ago, another Qantas Boeing 737 issued a “May Day Alert”, indicating the aircraft was in life-threatening danger.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to Sydney Airport to meet flight QF144, which was carrying 145 passengers, after one of the engines failed at about 2.10pm.
The alert was later downgraded to PAN – assistance may be required – and the pilot was able to land safely with only one engine.
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