13 Apr 2011

Qantas plane makes 'priority landing'

12:21 pm on 13 April 2011

A Qantas plane has made a 'priority landing' at Sydney Airport after a problem with its fuel system.

A spokesperson says there was a problem with a fuel transfer valve within the fuel system.

Crew on the flight from Auckland to Sydney requested the priority landing and the plane touched down at about 9.40am on Wednesday.

Qantas says the part was replaced and the plane subsequently left Sydney for Wellington on a scheduled flight.