Terrifying mid-air emergency on board a Qantas flight when pilots are forced to turn after an airplane wheel CRASHES at the take-off
- The Qantas flight was forced to land in Brisbane after one of the tires burst when taking off
- Passengers on board the flight said they had heard the band explode as they took off
- The Australian School Boy cricket team up to 16 was on board 72
Pilots at the helm of a Qantas flight with 72 passengers on board had to turn around after one of the six tires of the aircraft exploded when taking off.
Flight QF2512 departed Sunday from Brisbane Airport to Mackay when the frightening mid-air emergency occurred.
A Qantas spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia that the pilots decided to return to Brisbane because the airport was better equipped to solve the problems.
A Qantas flight had to make a forced landing after one of the six tires burst at the start and forced pilots to leave the flight
& # 39; The flight returned to Brisbane after takeoff due to a problem with one of the tires and landed normally & # 39 ;, said the spokeswoman.
& # 39; These aircraft have six tires and can land safely with a damaged tire. & # 39;
The plane had to circle around Sunshine Coast Airport for almost 90 minutes before returning to Brisbane Airport.
There were 72 passengers aboard the Q400 aircraft, including the Australian Boy & # 39; s Cricket team under the age of 16.
William Salzman, one of the team's players, told it 7News he heard a loud bang as the plane took off.
& # 39; I was sitting next to the band at the time while we kept going, it started to tear a bit & # 39 ;, he said.
A Qantas spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia that the pilots make the decision to return to Brisbane because the airport was better equipped to solve the problems
Qantas spokeswoman said a Q400 aircraft (photo) tries six times and can make a safe landing with only five working tires
One of the pilots was recorded with the incident shortly after taking off.
& # 39; We may have taken a tire on take-off if we can get an inspection, thanks & # 39 ;, he said.
"There is rubber on the left."
Passenger Shirley Kritzinger told 9 news she heard the bang as the plane made speed across the runway.
"When we walked down the runway, there was a loud bang and we almost left and we didn't know what it was," she said.
All passengers were put on alternative flights and reached their destination before the end of the day, said the Qantas spokeswoman.
The spokeswoman said it was not an emergency landing, a specific term in the aviation industry to which the Sunday incident does not apply.
Passenger Shirley Kritzinger (photo) said she heard the loud bang when the plane was speeding over the runway
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