Vehicle Incident – Australia – Australia

EDIS Number: VIV-20130304-38407-AUS
Date / time: 04/03/2013 08:13:57 [UTC]
Event: Vehicle Incident
Area: Australia
Country: Australia
State/County: State of New South Wales
Location: Sydney [Sydney Airport]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A


A QANTAS plane has been forced to make an emergency landing at Sydney Airport after the undercarriage overheated. QantasLink QF2260, which was travelling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island, was forced to return to Sydney "due to a technical issue with the air-conditioning system", a spokeswoman for the airline said. The plane landed at 1.47pm (AEDT) and ambulance crews assessed about 50 passengers for dehydration. Some passengers reported that the temperature had reached 40 degrees in the cabin. Passengers and crew were treated for heat exposure at the airport and two passengers were taken to hospital, the Qantas spokeswoman said. An ambulance spokesman said paramedics were called to the airport around 1.30pm today after "reports the temperature inside was quite high,'' he said. Two female passengers were treated at the scene for dehydration and taken to hospital, in a stable condition. A spokeswoman for Sydney Airport confirmed a Qantas aircraft landed there this afternoon but would not give any further details. ''I can confirm that there was a Qantas aircraft that landed,'' she said.

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