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Qantas flight turns back to Los Angeles after leak 'floods aisles'

Published on Jul 3, 2014 10:51 AM
 
A Qantas A380 plane on the tarmac at Changi Airport. A Qantas A380 superjumbo flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne turned back an hour after take-off when a water leak flooded the plane's aisles, the airline and passengers said Thursday. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SYDNEY (AFP) - A Qantas A380 superjumbo flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne turned back an hour after take-off when a water leak flooded the plane's aisles, the airline and passengers said Thursday.

Flight QF94 returned to Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday with a passenger describing a "raging torrent of water" running down the two-deck aircraft's stairs.

Qantas said while there were no safety concerns following the leak, the captain decided to turn back "in the interests of passenger comfort".

"Crew on board did everything they could to help customers, including moving them to unaffected areas and providing spare blankets so they could stay dry," Qantas said in a statement.

 
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