Unsecured insulation blanket to blame for emergency descent on Qantas flight

An investigation has revealed what happened when a plane dropped more than 15,000 feet in six minutes as oxygen masks were deployed. The QantasLink Fokker 100 aircraft was carrying passengers from Perth to Geraldton on August 10, 2020, cruising at 26,000 feet when the flight crew received an excessive cabin altitude warning. Oxygen masks were … Read more

Homicide detectives search home at Clyo Way in Kallaroo after man found dead

Homicide detectives are examining a home in Perth’s northern suburbs after a man was found dead at the property. Police said officers were called to the home on Clyo Way in Kallaroo around 3am and found the man dead on arrival. Another man, also at that property, is in police custody assisting with inquiries. It … Read more

Triple M breakfast crew Basil Zempilas, Jenna Clarke, Xavier Ellis surprise listeners with early debut

Triple M disrupted the FM dial this morning when listeners — and the competition — heard the inaugural Basil, Xav and Jenna breakfast show. Former AFL star Xavier Ellis, The West Australian’s Jenna Clarke and Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas quietly slipped into the commercial radio pack when they appeared unexpectedly on the airwaves, doing away … Read more

Perth paramedic forced into hotel quarantine after concerns over PPE while transporting COVID-19 patient

A paramedic has gone into hotel isolation after transporting a COVID-19 patient from the UK to hospital in Perth while checks are made into whether proper health protocols were followed. The patient, a woman in her 80s, arrived from the United Kingdom on January 2 and was symptomatic on arrival and subsequently tested positive. Genomic … Read more

Red Gully fire: Emergency bushfire warning remains in Shire of Gingin as fire burns through 9000 hectares

A massive out of control and unpredictable bushfire that is threatening lives and homes north of Perth has burnt through more than 9000 hectares of land. More than 200 volunteer and career firefighters are battling the blaze which ignited on Saturday morning in Red Gully in the Shire of Gingin. The blaze is moving fast, … Read more

Teenage girl flung from ‘out of control’ dinghy at Longreach Bay on Rottnest Island

A Perth boatie says a teenage girl is lucky to be alive after being thrown from her out-of-control dinghy off Rottnest Island this morning. John Wheeler said dozens of people anchored in Longreach Bay helplessly watched the girl swim away from the unmanned dinghy as it turned into a “out-of-control animal”. “It could have ended … Read more

Accused Perth quarantine breacher Jenny D’Ubios granted bail

A woman accused of fleeing hotel quarantine is unlikely to get a prison sentence if she is convicted, a Perth court has heard. Jenny D’Ubios, who had arrived from Spain, allegedly walked out of the Pan Pacific Hotel on Boxing Day. Ms D’Ubios allegedly caught a bus on Adelaide Terrace and dodged police for about … Read more