QANTAS Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEI operating QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Brisbane – Sydney was off the California coast south west of Los Angeles when it turned and diverted into Los Angeles due to a medical issue. After just over an hour on the ground in Los Angeles it got underway again but the flight crew would not have been able to reach Brisbane within legal hours. The flight therefore operated to Auckland where a new crew was able to take the flight forward to Brisbane and Sydney.

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