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Quantas flight makes emergency landing in Sydney

April 13, 2011 - Sydney

A Qantas flight that flew out of Auckland on Wednesday, had to make an emergency landing at Sydney Airport after the crew requested a priority landing due to reported fuel leakage.

A Qantas spokesman said Flight QF50 from Auckland touched down about 7.45 a.m., after the crew made the request.

The spokesman was quoted by, as saying that there was a problem with a fuel transfer valve on the Boeing 737-800, but there was no fuel leak.

"Engineers are replacing that part and we should have the aircraft back in the air ... later on this morning," the spokesman said.

As part of procedure when a priority landing is requested, emergency services were on site, the spokesman said.

A spokesman for Sydney Airport said no other services have been effected and everything is operating as normal.


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