Several Injured in Qantas Incident

Qantas said today in a news release that a number of passengers and crew sustained injuries, including fractures and lacerations, on board QF72 Tuesday afternoon en route from Singapore to Perth following a sudden change in altitude.

The flight, operated by an A330-300 aircraft with 303 passengers and 10 crew, diverted to Learmonth in Western Australia and landed at approximately 1.45pm local time.

The flight landed in Learmonth at 1.45pm (local time) and had been due to land in Perth at 2.10pm (local time).

Emergency services, including medical attendants, met the aircraft on landing.

Qantas said there were no details available at this stage as to what caused the altitude change.

Source: Qantas