October 8, 2008

40 Injured in Mid-Air Incident in West Australia

40 injured in mid-air incident in West Australia

CANBERRA, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Up to 40 people were injured when a passenger jet carrying more than 300 people made an emergency landing near Exmouth in West Australia following a mid-air incident Tuesday afternoon.

Sergeant Greg Lambert from the Western Australian police said the Airbus A320 owned by Australia's largest airline company Qantas landed safety at Learmonth Airport near Exmouth after a mayday call.

He said up to 40 people were injured during a mid-air incident but the nature of the mid-air incident is unknown, according to a report by Australian Associated Press.

Emergency services and medical staff were at the airport.

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