Crew leave their aircraft after an incident-free emergency landing.
Crew leave their aircraft after an incident-free emergency landing.

An emergency landing and two unexpected Qantas jets created a busy Saturday night at Geraldton Airport.

Passengers who had flown from Perth on a chartered twin-engine plane for the races at Geraldton Turf Club had a hair-raising return flight when the aircraft lost power in one engine five minutes after take-off.

After making a Mayday call, the pilot circled the airport for 15 minutes while emergency fire and rescue crews, ambulance and police assembled in readiness for the landing.

Full story in today's print edition.

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