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Qantas plane midflight ‘engine issue’

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A Qantas flight between Cairns and Melbourne was forced to turn back after a reported engine issue.Picture: NCA NewsWire / David Geraghty

A Qantas flight has been turned around after it experienced engine issues midflight shortly after takeoff.

QF703 left Cairns International Airport at 2.19pm on Tuesday and had been due to arrive in Melbourne at 5.37pm.

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No passengers were injured after the plane was forced to make an emergency landing. NCA NewsWire / David Geraghty


The flight landed safely back in Cairns at 3.34pm.

No emergency services were required after the plane landed.

Qantas has been contacted for comment.

More to come.