Qantas flight turned around at Sydney after engine fire

Qantas flight turned around at Sydney after engine fire

A Qantas plane’s takeoff was abruptly called off this morning after smoke started shooting from one of its engines.

The airline’s QF91 flight from Sydney to Nouméa, which was due to depart at 7.37am, got as far as the runway before the captain was alerted to an issue in the starboard engine, 9 Newsreported.

The plane had earlier been given the green light to takeoff following mandatory fre-flight checks, according to the network.

Following the alert, the pilot shut down the engine and the plane was taxied back to the terminal.

Qantas has launched an investigation into the incident, with engineers tasked with determining the cause of the smoke.

Passengers have been removed from the plane and are awaiting an alternative flight.

Qantas has been contacted by news.com.au for comment.

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