Cobham Aviation plane to Barrow Island forced to turn back to Perth Airport after circling over northern suburbs

A Cobham 1990 plane. Picture: FlightAware.
A Cobham 1990 plane. Picture: FlightAware.

A COBHAM Aviation plane headed to Barrow Island with fly-in, fly-out workers has been forced to make an emergency landing at Perth Airport less than an hour after taking off.

The BAE-146 plane circled multiple times over Perth’s northern suburbs before returning to the airport at 6.44am.

The flight path the plane took over Perth’s northern suburbs. Picture: FlightAware.

Emergency services were called to the scene, however it is understood they were not needed.

Cobham Aviation said an in-flight engine shut down.

There are no reported injuries.