V AUSTRALIA IN 777 DRAMA AT LAX

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP April 15, 2011 13:46

V AUSTRALIA IN 777 DRAMA AT LAX

V Australia has chartered an Air New Zealand Boeing 747 to ferry passengers home from LA after the airline’s Los Angeles-Sydney flight VA02 made an emergency aborted takeoff at LAX airport last night. One of the Boeing 777-300ER’s engines failed, with passengers reporting a loud bang and flames shooting from the engine.

Passengers were stuck in Los Angeles overnight, with visitors put up in hotels and local residents promised compensation for transport costs for trip home from LAX.

Ironically Air New Zealand has a couple of 747s spare after the delivery of replacement Boeing 777-300ER aircraft this year. The cause of the incident is not yet known. Look to the V Australia schedule over the next few days to see the impact of this aircraft being put out of action.

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