On 5 March, a Qantas Boeing 737-800 operating flight QF706 from Adelaide to Canberra was flying at 25,000 feet when suddenly the oxygen masks dropped after a problem with the pressurization. Shortly after, the aircraft made a rapid descend. The pilots decided to divert to Melbourne.
The belated aircraft is still on the ground at Melbourne at moment of writing.
There's been a scare onboard a Qantas flight on its way to Canberra this morning. Passengers say oxygen masks dropped from the roof before the aircraft descended rapidly. It was forced to make an emergency landing in Melbourne. Photo credit: @daneloft #QF706 #7News pic.twitter.com/xMeXacqVru
— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) March 5, 2019