Perth Bound Qantas Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Adelaide

Saturday, April 5, 2014
By George Hatcher

QantasA Qantas flight carrying 266 passengers made an emergency landing in Adelaide, on suspicion of smoke in the cargo hold.

The A330 aircraft was en route from Sydney to Perth when the smoke warning alarm was activated, indicating fire in the cargo hold. The pilot diverted the plane to Adelaide where it landed at about 12:40pm on April 4.

According to Qantas, “The flight deck received a warning light indicating a technical issue, so as a safety precaution the pilots made the decision to divert to Adelaide. The aircraft landed without incident and passengers disembarked via normal procedure through the aerobridge.”

Metropolitan Fire Service officers are looking into the cause of the smoke warning alarm activation.

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