- A Qantas flight has caught on fire near the tyre area after landing in Sydney
- The Qantas Link aircraft was travelling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney Airport
- All 24 passengers onboard the plane were evacuated and no one was injured
Passengers onboard a Qantas flight have been evacuated after the plane caught on fire at Sydney Airport.
The Qantas Link Dash-8 aircraft had arrived at Sydney after travelling from Lord Howe Island, in the Tasman Sea, when a fire broke out near the plane’s tyres around 5:30pm on Tuesday.
All 24 passengers onboard the flight were safely evacuated through the front stairs and no one was injured.
The fire has since been put out. Both airport fire and ambulance crews are at the scene.
Qantas Link Chief Operating Officer, Petrea Bradford, confirmed in a statement that flames had started near the tyre area and that all passengers were accounted for.
‘We appreciate this was unsettling for the passengers and we thank them and our crew for the calm and orderly evacuation,’ she said.
‘Airport fire crews attended, passengers were bussed to the terminal and engineers will inspect the aircraft.’