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Oz jet forced to divert to Adelaide after burning through fuel

world Updated: May 18, 2011 11:41 IST
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A Melbourne-bound Qantas plane carrying 249 passengers was on Tuesday forced to divert to Adelaide after crew discovered it did not have enough fuel.

A spokesman of the Australian national airliner Qantas said the A380 from Singapore made the unexpected pit stop around 5 am (local time), media reports said.

He said the low fuel supply was not the result of a leak.

"Engineers have inspected the aircraft on ground this morning in Adelaide and found there were no technical issues," the spokesman said, adding "the flight crew found they had burnt through the fuel supplies quicker than expected."

"It was not an emergency landing," he said.

The jet was expected to arrive here about 7.30am (local time), a ABC report said.