News Plane incidents — 26 July 2017

UPDATE 5PM: TODAY’S emergency landing of an international military aircraft at Rockhampton Airport has been reported to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

Rockhampton Airport chair Councillor Neil Fisher said a US military aircraft had to return to the airport shortly after taking off, with reports of fumes in the cabin.

Cr Fisher praised the quick response of military emergency services staff, who attended to the plane as soon as it landed.

“No-one was injured,” Cr Fisher said.

He said the cause of the fumes was still being investigated, with the incident reported to the safety bureau.

UPDATE 1.45PM: THREE aviation fire trucks have surrounded the large military aircraft which made an emergency landing in Rockhampton moments ago.

The aircraft touched down safely and police reports indicate Rockhampton Tower air traffic control staff are currently communicating with aircraft crew.

Police have blocked public access to the site and passengers have reportedly embarked.

BREAKING 1.30PM: EMERGENCY services are responding to Rockhampton Airport following reports of a pending emergency landing.

Initial reports suggest Queensland Police, Queensland Ambulance and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are responding to reports an international military aircraft is about to make an emergency landing.

Reports indicate there are fumes coming from the cargo area.

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