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Qantas passengers treated for heat exposure

Published on Mar 4, 2013 1:41 PM

SYDNEY (AFP) - Soaring cabin temperatures meant 50 passengers and crew had to be treated for heat stress on Monday on a Qantas domestic flight in Australia, after a problem with the air-conditioning.

The flight was heading from Sydney to the Australian island of Lord Howe, a journey of around two hours, but was forced to turn back.

"QantasLink flight QF2260 travelling from Sydney to Lord Howe returned to Sydney due to a technical issue with the air-conditioning system," a Qantas spokesman said in a statement.

"Passengers and crew are being treated for heat exposure at the airport and two passengers were taken to hospital."

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