An Etihad Airways jet today made an emergency landing in Brisbane after issuing a mayday distress call, airport officials said.
The A 330 passenger plane landed safely after what the Brisbane Courier Mail said was "an in-flight emergency" shortly after take off.
"A mayday call was issued and the A 330 made an emergency landing," an airport official said that the Abu-Dhabi-based jet, which was reportedly carrying about 250 passengers today afternoon.
"We are not sure why the call was issued but the plane landed safely. As is standard procedure, all emergency services were on standby."