A Jetstar flight from Singapore bound for Melbourne was forced to turn back an hour into the journey last night after suffering engine trouble.
In a statement to media, Jetstar spokesperson Stephen Moynihan confirmed that Jetstar flight JQ8 was returned to Singapore after pilots received an oil pressure indicator warning.
“The pilots took appropriate action, shutting down one of the A330′s two engines as a precaution and the aircraft landing in Singapore without incident,” Mr Moynihan said.
Australian James Ross said his sister-in-law, who was on board the flight, has been left “shaken up” by the incident.
“We were supposed to pick her up from the airport today at 6am,” Mr Ross said.
“But now that’s all changed and we will have to see her tomorrow. They’ve put her up in a hotel which is good, but she’s been a little shaken by the whole thing”.
Jetstar flight turned back after engine failure