Vehicle Incident in Australia on September 23 2016 04:16 PM (UTC).
A Qantas plane carrying 97 passengers made an emergency landing at Perth Airport after the cockpit filled with fumes. Passengers and five crew were forced to evacuate the stricken QantasLink Flight QF1623 via an inflatable slide at about 11.48am. Two passengers were taken to Royal Perth Hospital with minor smoke inhalation. The Fokker 100 aircraft flying from the WA mining town of Newman had hydraulic problems after takeoff and landed on runway three at 11.36am surrounded by fire trucks. At least 10 fire trucks were reportedly sent to the airport along with ambulances and Australian Federal Police. Qantas said in a statement: 'No emergency landing was requested by the pilots however emergency services are in attendance as a normal precaution.' Passenger Ross Jenkins told PerthNow he could smell kerosene but saw no smoke. 'We landed right at the tail end of the airport which I thought was unusual,' he said. 'We came down a bit steeper than what we would normally. 'The cabin crew were told to man their stations then I heard 'evacuate, evacuate, evacuate.'