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Qantas flight to Sydney turns back after cabin fills with smoke

  • Qantas flight forced to turn around after cabin filled with smoke from an oven
  • The plane was less than 100km into its flight from Sydney to Auckland
  •  The plane landed safely and without incident at Auckland International Airport
  • A St John spokeswoman said that no patients required medical attention 

A Qantas flight was forced to turn back mid-flight and make an emergency landing after the cabin filled with smoke.

The Boeing 737-800 was less than 100km into its transit from Auckland to Sydney when smoke was identified as coming from a faulty oven inside the aircraft.

The plane landed safely and without incident at Auckland International Airport, according to a Qantas spokesperson, with emergency vehicles escorting it back to the terminal, New Zealand Herald reports.

 A Qantas flight was less than 100km into its transit from Auckland to Sydney when it was forced to turn back and make an emergency landing after the cabin filled with smoke

'Engineers have inspected the aircraft and identified a fault with one of the ovens in the forward galley,' said the spokesperson

‘Engineers have inspected the aircraft and identified a fault with one of the ovens in the forward galley,’ said the spokesperson

‘Engineers have inspected the aircraft and identified a fault with one of the ovens in the forward galley,’ said the spokesperson.

‘We aim to have our passengers on their way to Sydney as soon as possible.’

A St John spokeswoman said that no patients required medical attention, though ambulances were on site.

A St John spokeswoman said that no patients required medical attention, though ambulances were on site

A St John spokeswoman said that no patients required medical attention, though ambulances were on site

‘It was initially a full emergency,’ she said.

‘Now we are in the process of standing down.’

Emergency fire trucks are attending the scene.  

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