- Dec 6, 2004
smh.com.au said:Jetstar plane makes emergency landing
December 9, 2005 - 9:34PM
Five people have been taken to hospital with breathing problems after a Jetstar plane made an emergency landing at Brisbane Airport tonight.
The plane, bound for Cairns, was forced back to Brisbane shortly after 6pm (AEST) when the pilot reported fumes were coming from the cabin.
Fire fighters, police and ambulance officers were immediately on the scene. A spokesman from the Queensland Ambulance Service was not immediately available for comment but it is believed seven people were treated at the scene.
A Brisbane Airport Corporation spokesman said five of those affected were taken to Royal Brisbane Hospital with breathing problems.
"There were reports of fumes and a number of passengers were taken ill," he said. "All of the other passengers have been passed over to Qantas for them to manage whether they go onwards to Cairns or whether they put them up for the night in Brisbane."
A Jetstar spokesman was also not immediately available for comment.
An Australian Transport Safety Bureau spokesman said the incident would be reviewed over the next few days.
"The aircraft reported fumes in the cabin and returned to Brisbane as a precaution which is the way to do these things," he said.
"They landed safely so well be following it up over the next few days to try to get a full report out and track down what the issues were."