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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