Qantas flight from Dubai to Melbourne diverted to Singapore

The plane was flying south of the island of South Sumatra in Indonesia before being diverted for a medical emergency.

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ABU DHABI // A Qantas flight from Dubai to Melbourne was diverted to Singapore on Thursday due to a medical emergency.

The plane, an Airbus A380, was flying south of the island of South Sumatra in Indonesia before being diverted.

The flight, QF10, departed Dubai Airport just before 1.40am on Thursday, landing in Singapore at 3.15pm Thursday local time.

A Qantas spokesperson said the passenger, who is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest, disembarked upon landing.

No further details were given by the airline to respect the privacy of the passenger.

The plane continued its journey to Melbourne, taking off at 5.10pm local time from Singapore’s Changi Airport.

It is expected to arrive in Melbourne at approximately 2am, local time.

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