Qantas Aircraft Emergency Evacuation

On 15 December 2019 a Qantas flight en route to Perth from Sydney was forced to make an emergency landing in Sydney.

 Reports say that the plane started to experience a problem with its hydraulic system within 30 minutes of departing Sydney airport.  

 There was an emergency aircraft evacuation of passengers using emergency slides.

There are reports that some passengers have suffered injuries.

Stacks Goudkamp urges any passengers injured during air travel to seek specialist legal advice as soon as possible. Aircraft passengers potentially have compensation rights against airlines for such accidents and incidents. The relevant laws are unique and complex. In basic terms, whether an airline is liable to pay compensation does not necessarily depend on ‘fault’ or ‘negligence’ on its part for the injuries. There are short and strict deadlines for initiating a claim for compensation.  

Any injured passengers are urged to act quickly to seek specialist legal advice as soon as possible..

Written by Rita Yousef

Rita Yousef is a solicitor in our Travel Law Practice Group. Rita represents people in a wide variety of matters including travel claims, motor vehicle accidents, public liability claims.

For further information on aircraft accident claims, enquiries can be made to Stacks Goudkamp’s Sydney office on 1800 25 1800 or by submitting an online enquiry.