LOS ANGELES — A Qantas Airways flight was forced to return to Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday after water began leaking on the plane, according to the airline.
Qantas Flight 94 took off from LAX just before 12:15 a.m. PDT, according to flight-tracking website flightaware.com. The plane landed safely at LAX shortly after 2:30 a.m.
“Crew on board did everything they could to help customers, including moving them to unaffected areas and providing spare blankets so they could stay dry,” a statement from the airline read.
The statement added there were no safety concerns because of the leak, but that the captain made the decision to turn back over concerns of passenger comfort.
Those on board were given overnight accommodations in Los Angeles, according to the statement.
Passengers on board the plane tweeted about the incident, including pictures that showed water leaking overhead and water flooding the plane’s aisle.
The issue that led to the leaking was being worked on, according to Qantas.
It was not immediately clear when the affected passengers would be departing LAX again for Australia.