Friday, 23 September 2016

Two emergencies in two days

JETSTAR A320-232 VH-VFY (CN 6362)           File Photo

Yesterday a Jeststar flight from Sydney to Cairns was forced to make an emergency landing in Brisbane after the cabin filled with smoke and unusual noises were heard.
The aircraft, an A320 with the registration VH-VFY departed Sydney at 4pm but around 40 minutes in was forced to make an unscheduled stop at Brisbane. Witnesses said that some passengers wrapped clothes around their heads in a bid not to breathe in the smoke. "Just as we flew over Narrabri smoke started to fill the cabin and there was a scraping and grating noise," a passenger said.
"There was significant concern among the cabin crew."
One of the plane's engines was reportedly shut down in an effort to stop the smoke.
The aircraft landed at Brisbane airport just before 6pm.
There were no reports of injuries.
A Jetstar spokesman confirmed that the aircraft made an emergency landing in Brisbane due to a "technical issue with one of its engines".
The plane will now undergo an inspection to determine the cause of the incident.

Then today passengers were forced to escape down inflatable slides from a stricken QantasLink jet after a dramatic landing at Perth airport. It is understood to involve a QantasLink Fokker 100 VH-NHY (CN 11467) flight 1623 from Newman to Perth.
Five crew and 97 passengers - many of them mining workers - were evacuated on an emergency slide on the front left-hand side of the aircraft.
Two passengers were being taken to hospital by ambulance after the incident. Their condition and injuries are unknown at this stage.
Those on board said there had been fumes in the cabin. The aircraft was involved in what emergency service workers were calling an abnormal landing. Sources have told the plane suffered a hydraulic failure. Firefighters in 10 fire trucks, ambulances and Australian Federal Police from across Perth headed to the airport.
Qantas released a statement about the incident:
The QantasLink / Network Aviation F100 landed safely at Perth Airport this morning at 11:36am, the statement read. All passengers and crew are safe and accounted for.
No emergency landing was requested by the pilots and however emergency services are in attendance as a normal precaution .
There were 97 passengers and five crew onboard.

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