Passengers kicked off Qantas Perth flight because 'plane was too heavy'

Up to 40 passengers on board a Perth-bound Qantas flight have been removed from the aircraft because it was reportedly too heavy to fly. 

Passengers on board the Boeing 737-800 Sydney to Perth flight, according to Radio 6PR, had their names called out and were told to disembark the plane.

One passenger commented her row was empty by the time the plane took off.

A Qantas spokeswoman said an issue with the fuel pump had affected the plane's load readings. 

"As a result, a number of customers were reaccommodated onto the next available service, which departed shortly after," she said. 

"We sincerely thank our customers for their patience and understanding."

This article Passengers kicked off Qantas Perth flight because 'plane was too heavy' was originally published in WA Today.

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