Following an emergency landing, Qantas will dispatch a relief flight from Australia to Baku to pick up passengers who are still in the Azerbaijani city.
On Friday, the pilots of the Flying Kangaroo’s A380, VH-OQH, were flying from Sydney to London through Singapore when a sensor light warned them that there might be smoke in the cargo hold.
However, preliminary examinations have found no trace of smoke, indicating that the occurrence was probably the consequence of a sensor malfunction.
When QF1 was forced to do a U-turn above Tbilisi, Georgia, the aircraft was nine hours into its 13-hour flight to London.
Having one of the longest runways in the region, Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku is a well-liked location for planes to make emergency landings.
During the epidemic, Qantas grounded its entire fleet of A380 aircraft, with the majority being transported to the desert “boneyard” near Victorville.