Qantas B744 near Sydney on Oct 21st 2017, autopilot did not work properly
Last Update: October 21, 2017 / 18:29:50 GMT/Zulu time
The aircraft remained on the ground for about 2:45 hours, then departed again and is estimated to reach San Francisco with a delay of about 5 hours.
Passengers reported the climb had been unusually bumpy. Some time later the crew announced they would return to Sydney because the autopilot wasn't working. On the ground maintenance worked on the aircraft, passengers understood a part of the autopilot was replaced, then departed again.
The airline reported a technical issue which was not a safety issue prompted the return of the aircraft.
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