Pilots at the helm of a packed Qantas plane are forced to make an emergency landing at Brisbane Airport
- Qantas plane has been forced to make an emergency landing in Brisbane
- Dash-8 plane carrying 64 passengers asked to be given a priority landing
- Pilots received a warning light in cockpit warning them of ‘potential issue’
- No reported injuries from flight but the plane had to be towed to terminal
A Qantas passenger plane has been forced to make an emergency landing at Brisbane Airport after a problem was reported with the aircraft’s landing gear.
The Qantas Dash-8 plane carrying 64 passengers and travelling from Newcastle asked to be given a priority landing about 9.26am on Thursday.
The pilots saw a warning light in their cockpit telling them there was a ‘potential issue’ with the landing gear, a Qantas spokeswoman said.
One of the plane’s flight attendants can be heard shouting ‘brace’ and then ‘face down’ repeatedly in handheld footage taken by a passenger on the flight.
A Qantas Dash-8 flight has been forced to make an emergency landing at Brisbane Airport on Thursday (pictured stock image of a Dash-8 plane)
At the start of the video – which showed the final minute before the plane landed – a warning light could also be heard sounding three times throughout the cabin.
There have been no reported injuries from the flight but the plane had to be towed to the terminal.
The pilots are understood to have eventually successfully deployed the landing gear, the Courier-Mail reported.
Pictured: Brisbane Airport. The pilots saw a warning light in their cockpit telling them there was a ‘potential issue’ with the landing gear
Qantas said standard procedure was followed by pilots throughout.
The airline said the plane made a ‘priority landing after receiving an indication light in the cockpit about a potential issue with the landing gear’.
‘The pilots followed standard procedures and required checklists for this type of event. The flight landed safely at Brisbane Airport,’ the spokeswoman said.
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