Etihad plane makes mayday call, lands safely

AFP | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 21, 2013, 7:45 pm IST
Updated Mar 18, 2019, 7:33 pm IST
The A330 passenger plane lands safely after issuing a mayday distress call.
Picture for representational purposes only.
 Picture for representational purposes only.

Sydney: An Etihad Airways jet made an emergency landing in Brisbane on Thursday after issuing a mayday distress call, airport officials said.

The A330 passenger plane landed safely after what the Brisbane Courier Mail said was "an in-flight emergency" shortly after take off.

"A mayday call was issued and the A330 made an emergency landing," an airport official told AFP of the Abu-Dhabi-based jet, which was reportedly carrying about 250 passengers on Thursday afternoon.

"We are not sure why the call was issued but the plane landed safely. As is standard procedure, all emergency services were on standby." 

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