A Qantas A380 Was Forced To Make An Emergency Landing At Perth

Qantas A380. Image: Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images

A Qantas flight travelling from Dubai to Sydney was forced to make an emergency descent around 3am and was diverted to Perth.

The Aviation Herald reported flight QF-2 was about 700km northeast of Perth “when the crew initiated an emergency descent to 9000 feet due to the loss of cabin pressure.”

The Airbus A380-800 circled off the coast of Western Australia for around 90 minutes, dumping fuel before touching down at Perth Airport for a safe landing.

Unconfirmed reports indicate there may have been a problem related to the plane’s ventilation system.

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