Qantas Boeing Diverts to Rockhampton

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Qantas Boeing 737-800 en route from Brisbane to Townsville made an emergency landing in Rockhampton. Emergency fire crews were on standby.

Passengers noted turbulence. After the pilot informed passengers of technical difficulties, air masks descended. The pilots descended to a safe altitude prior to landing.

Online reports indicate the cabin was losing pressure.

An alternative flight was provided to take passengers to Townsville.

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