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Photo: Plane Departing LAX Had To Turn Around After A Burst Water Pipe Flooded The Aisles

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It's been a weird couple days for planes. After a United Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing last week after the evacuation slide inflated mid-flight on June 29, a Qantas Airways plane headed from LAX to Melbourne had to turn around Wednesday morning after a burst pipe filled the aisles with water. The plane took off just after midnight and had been in flight for about an hour when the leak began, running down the stairs and flooding the aisles of the cabin, USA Today reports. While a Qantas statement says there was no real danger, the pilot decided to turn around for the comfort of the passengers.

Once back at LAX, Qantas provided hotel rooms for the travelers and rescheduled them to depart early Wednesday morning.

On board to provide Twitter updates was actress Yvette Nicole Brown, who was headed to Oz Comic-Con. Brown plays Shirley Bennett on the TV show Community, which just got confirmed for a sixth season on Yahoo! after being cancelled by NBC.

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