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Qantas Airbus A330-200 on flight #QF575 bound to Perth returned to Sydney after reporting hydraulic issue and smoke inside the cabin during climb out.
The flight #QF575 landed safely at Sydney Airport shortly before 9.30am, after about 40 minutes into the flight.
After landing the aircraft was unable to taxi and had to be towed to the gate.
At the gate, the crew conducted a precautionary evacuation via 3 emergency slides and jet bridge.
“Once back at the gate, the captain made the decision to evacuate the aircraft as a precaution and three emergency slides were deployed,” ..“Passengers were evacuated through both the slides and normal exits.” the airline said in a statement.
Some passengers suffered minor injuries during evacuation.
Evacuation down under! Passengers @qantas #QF575 🇦🇺 use emergency slides: cabin filled with smoke, A330 was forced to land due to hydraulics problem ✈️ #avgeek #planespotting #incident #aviation #potn Via @ArjanSPL pic.twitter.com/UatPD9nD8f
— Menno Swart (@MennoSwart) December 15, 2019