QantasLink Fokker evacuated over fumes at Perth

A QantasLink Fokker 100 was evacuated at Perth airport after fumes were discovered inside the cabin, as it was taxiing towards the terminal.

The aircraft (VH-NHY) was operating the Newman-Perth route as flight QF1623, with 97 passengers and five crew. The aircraft landed at 11.36 local time with no immediate reports of injuries or aircraft damage.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the aircraft, MSN11467, is of 1993 vintage. It is managed by Network Aviation, and owned by Qantas.

“The aircraft is in the Qantas maintenance facility airport, as engineers are inspecting the aircraft. No emergency landing was requested by the pilots; however emergency services are in attendance as a normal precaution,” says Qantas in a statement to FlightGlobal.

Network Aviation operates charter “fly-in, fly-out” services to mining locations throughout Western Australia, as well as scheduled services on behalf ofQantas through the QantasLink brand.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that Network Aviation operates a fleet of 14 Fokker 100s.

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