UPDATE at 5:20 PM | FIVE crew members have been assessed by paramedics for ‘minor smoke inhalation’ after smoke reportedly filled the cockpit of a Virgin Australia aircraft on the Gold Coast.
Emergency services were called to the airport around 4.25pm after smoke was detected in the cockpit of the aircraft which had departed from Melbourne.
Queensland Ambulance has since confirmed paramedics assessed five crew members on the tarmac for ‘minor smoke inhalation’ following the incident.
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Thankfully, none of them have needed to be taken to hospital.
Gold Coast Airport has confirmed all passengers were able to disembark the aircraft safely.
Engineers are on the scene, trying to determine what sparked the smoke.
FIRST at 4:50 PM | PARAMEDICS are treating ‘multiple’ people for smoke inhalation following an incident on a commercial passenger plane at Coolangatta Airport.
Emergency services were called to the airport around 4.25pm after smoke was detected in the cockpit of an arriving Virgin Australia aircraft that had departed from Melbourne.
Four ambulances crews were dispatched to the scene, with paramedics needing to treat several crew members for smoke inhalation.
In a statement, Gold Coast Airport said passengers were able to disembark the aircraft without incident.
No further information was available at the time of writing.
MORE TO COME.