A passenger who was on the Fiji Airways FJ360 flight from Singapore to Nadi says there was no panic inside the aircraft as the pilot and other crew members kept updating the passengers about the situation.
The A330 aircraft which left Singapore for Nadi early yesterday morning faced a mechanical issue.
Fiji Airways says the flight crew then had to return to Singapore and the aircraft landed without incident.
Tamani Rarama says the pilot had made an announcement 30 minutes after take-off that there was a technical issue with the aircraft and they will try to fix it and if they are unable to, then they will have to turn around and head to Changi Airport in Singapore.
Rarama says after landing back in Singapore, hotel arrangements were made for the passengers.
According to Fiji Airways, affected passengers are being accommodated in hotels in Singapore and awaiting confirmation on supplementary service.
Fiji Airways says the safety of guests and crew is of paramount importance and has apologized to the guests for the inconvenience.
Source: Fiji Village