Qantas Plane Diverts to Sydney Due to Mechanical Issues

2nd Jun 2015

Qantas flight number QF93 was forced to divert to the Sydney airport due to mechanical issues and is rescheduled for today at 5:00 p.m.

The flight was scheduled to leave Melbourne for Los Angeles, but it was 15 minutes late in the beginning. The plane was supposed to leave Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne at 9:50 in the morning, but it left the runway fifteen minutes late at 10:05. This was most likely because of the same mechanical issues that forced the QF93 pilot to divert to Sydney.

QF93 was due to land at Los Angeles International Airport tonight at 8:55 p.m., but obviously the mechanical issues prevented that from happening as was planned.

It is not known what kind of mechanical problem forced the pilot to land the Airbus A380 at Kingsford Smith Airport in Sydney.

A Twitter user '@carlogs' tweeted the following, and included a picture from inside the plane:

"On QF93 diverted to YSSY due to failed APU & Air conditioning Pack @qantas #safetyoverschedule."

The carrier promptly responded to this with a tweet of their own:

"@carlogs As always, #safetyfirst Carlo. Thanks for your patience and understanding. Awesome pic :) Zendell."

Another Twitter user asked the airline if there was a "specific reason" for these mechanical problems. In response, Qantas said that their team are looking into the issue and "hope to have our passengers on their way again".

A spokeswoman for Qantas released a statement later this afternoon in which she confirmed:

"The aircraft diverted to Sydney due to a mechanical issue. Qantas engineers have assessed the aircraft and the flight has been rescheduled to depart at 5pm today."

The spokeswoman also added the following:

"Passengers have disembarked the aircraft and have been provided with complimentary lunch while the aircraft is being checked by our engineers."