Tigerair jet is forced to make an ‘priority landing’ in Melbourne – as two people are taken to hospital
- A Tigerair flight made an ‘priority landing’ at Melbourne Airport on Thursday
- The Adelaide to Sydney flight was diverted after reports of smell on board
- Two passengers were rushed to Northern Hospital in stable conditions
A Tigerair jet travelling from Adelaide to Sydney has made an priority landing in Melbourne after passengers complained of an ‘unusual’ smell on board.
Two passengers were taken to hospital after the flight was diverted to Melbourne Airport at about 8pm on Thursday.
An Ambulance Victoria spokesman told The Herald Sun ‘a number of people’ were assessed by paramedics.
The two passengers were taken to Northern Hospital, in the city’s northern suburbs, in stable conditions.
A Tigerair jet travelling from Adelaide to Sydney has made an priority landing in Melbourne due to ‘fumes on board’ (stock image)
A Tigerair spokesman said flight TT644 landed safely at 8.10pm after diverting to Melbourne as a ‘precautionary measure’.
‘In accordance with standard operating procedures, the Captain made the decision after an unusual odour was detected in the cabin,’ the spokesman said.
‘The aircraft was met on arrival by priority services as a precautionary measure, all passengers and crew disembarked the aircraft safely.
Tigerair has re-accommodated all passengers on alternative services on Friday morning.
‘The safety of our aircraft, passengers and crew is always our highest priority,’ the spokesman said.