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Etihad flight to Sydney makes emergency landing

Airline says suspected technical fault under investigation, return flight cancelled

Etihad flight to Sydney makes emergency landing
An Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi to Sydney was forced to make an emergency landing at Adelaide Airport on Saturday morning.

An Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi to Sydney was forced to make an emergency landing at Adelaide Airport on Saturday morning.

Etihad said in a statement that flight EY450 from Abu Dhabi to Sydney diverted to Adelaide following a warning indication within the cockpit.

The flight has been grounded and a suspected technical fault is under investigation, Etihad said.

A spokesperson said in a statement carried by WAM: “The aircraft landed at 5am (local time) and was inspected by engineers as guests were taken to the terminal and provided refreshments and regular updates.

“Due to crew rest requirements, Etihad is assisting guests to their ultimate destination on other airlines.”

The return flight EY451 from Sydney to Abu Dhabi has been cancelled and guests will be rebooked on later Etihad services out of Sydney, Etihad said.

The statement added: “Etihad Airways apologises for the inconvenience. The safety of our guests and crew is of paramount importance.”

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