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Flight to Sydney returns to Hawaii due to mechanical issue

December 3, 2018

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaiian Airlines plane bound for Sydney returned to Honolulu after takeoff on Sunday because of a possible mechanical problem.

An airline spokeswoman says the flight was diverted just over an hour after takeoff due to a possible problem with one of its three hydraulic systems. The flight to Australia normally takes about 10 hours.

Spokeswoman Ann Botticelli says there was no emergency and the plane landed without incident.

There were 201 passengers aboard Flight No. 451. Botticelli says passengers are being re-accommodated on the first available aircraft.

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