Australia's Qantas flight QF17 lands safely in Sydney

12:47, November 15, 2010      

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Australia's Qantas flight QF17 landed safely at Sydney Airport at 01:20 p.m. (local time) on Monday, about two hours after it departed for Buenos Aires with 199 passengers on board.

The Qantas jumbo jet bound for Argentina was forced to return to Sydney after it had departed Sydney International Airport at 11:11 a.m. (local time) on Monday due to a problem with the aircraft' s electrical system.

The plane was also carrying three flight crew and 18 cabin crew.

Qantas said on Monday reports that the Boeing 747 lost pressure in the main cabin were incorrect.

Oxygen supply to the cabin was unaffected, it said in a statement.

"The flight crew operating the service acted appropriately in line with their training," it said.

The incident has been reported to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

Qantas engineers are inspecting the aircraft to determine the cause of the problem.

The airline said it regrets the inconvenience to passengers and will seek to make arrangements for those affected.

Source: Xinhua


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