A QantasLink flight caught on fire while 24 passengers were still on the plane upon landing.

Plane Catches Fire Upon Landing

Last week Flight QF2265, out of Lord Howe Island in Australia, caught fire Tuesday afternoon after it landed at Sydney Airport. The fire originated near the tires, however, there was no smoke inside the cabin. The airport’s responders immediately rushed to the scene and evacuated the passengers.

CEO Statement

Photo Credit: Qantas

Qantas Airlines CEO, John Gissing addressed the media, “Passengers on a flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney were evacuated following reports of flames near the tires after the aircraft had landed safely.”

“We thank the crew and passengers for disembarking the aircraft in a calm and orderly manner. Airport fire crews attended, passengers will be bussed to the terminal and engineers will inspect the aircraft,” he added.

Bad Reputation

In the last few years, Qantas has been gaining a bad reputation among Australians. Many incidents with flight delays and misplaced luggage have recently earned them a CHOICE 2022 Shonky Award. The Shonky Awards put a spotlight on “the products and services that have added distress, disappointment and difficulty” to the Aussies.