A flight loaded with FIFO workers spent nearly two hours circling the Perth coast after suffering a technical difficulty.
Perth Virgin flight VA9081 left the city’s airport at 7.15am AWST (9.15am AEST) on Thursday headed for Boolgeeda airport in the Pilbara mining region.
Boolgeeda airport services workers of the Rio Tinto mining company.
The flight travelled up the Joondalup coast before turning in a circle at an altitude of 5000 feet.
Bizarrely, it continued to do this for almost two more hours.
A Perth airport spokeswoman said the Fokker F100 aircraft was experiencing a technical issue and had lost flap control, according to WA Today.
The plane landed at 9.19am AWST (11.19am AEST) and was greeted by emergency services.
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