Qantas A380, flight QF94 bound to Melbourne – Australia, returned to Los Angeles this morning at 2:40 am after a water pipe started leaking heavily on the passenger cabin One Twitter report from a passenger described the leak as a “river of water running down the aisles”.
The flight returned to Los Angeles about an hour after departure. The flightcrew informed ATC about the heavy water leak they were experiencing on board the aircraft. The cabin crew did everything they could to help the passengers, including moving those to unaffected areas and providing spare blankets so they could stay dry.
Qantas announced early today about the event:
“We’re providing customers with hotel accommodation while the issue is being fixed by our engineers in Los Angeles. We apologize to customers for the inconvenience. There was no safety of flight concerns with the water leak; however the Captain decided to return to LA in the interests of passenger comfort. We are liaising with Airbus to understand what caused this fault.”