Qantas 747 Diverts due to Fuel Pump Error

A Qantas Boeing 747-400, registration VH-OEH performing flight QF-64 (dep Oct 5th) from Johannesburg (South Africa) to Sydney,NS (Australia), was en route at FL370 about 140nm west-northwest of Perth,WA (Australia) when the crew decided to divert to Perth due to a problem with one of the fuel pumps. The aircraft landed safely on Perth’s runway 21 about 30 minutes later.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 2 hours, then continued the journey and reached Sydney with a delay of 4.5 hours.

Passengers reported the captain announced they were diverting due to a problem with a fuel pump.

The airline reported a “minor issue with the aircraft”, the aircraft refuelled in Perth.



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