Latest Gascoyne region of Western Australia Stories

2008-10-08 09:00:31

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...

2008-10-07 12:25:00

Qantas Airlines sent two planes to Exmouth, Australia, to ferry passengers to Perth after another Qantas plane made an emergency landing, officials said. More than 40 people were injured when the plane was forced to land after the pilot reported a sudden change in altitude Wednesday, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The pilot of the A-330-300 issued a mayday call after the in-flight incident in Western Australia. The plane was traveling from Singapore to Perth when it was forced...

2008-01-03 09:21:53

Whale sharks, which grow to weigh as much as two or three adult elephants, are thriving in waters off Western Australia, a new study of underwater images suggests. Up to 65 feet long (20 meters), the whale shark, Rhincodon typus, is the world's largest living fish species — and also the largest shark. Though hefty, this shark is known as the "gentle giant" for its non-predatory behavior. Rather than tearing through meaty flesh of prey like many sharks, this fish, with its broad,...

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