Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Jetstar flight makes emergency landing at Newcastle

Yesterday a Jetstar flight; flight 413 from the Gold Coast (YBCG) to Sydney (YSSY) made an emergency landing at Newcastle Airport (YWLM) after smoke reportedly started filling the cabin.
The Airbus A321; registration VH-VWZ (CN 1195) touched down on runway 12 just after 5.15pm local with 190 passengers on board.
The plane was met by military fire trucks and other emergency service vehicles on the tarmac before the passengers disembarked.
Jetstar engineers went on board the plane trying to confirm what caused the emergency.
The flight was diverted on the captain’s instructions and it remains unclear what exactly happened during the flight.
There were no arrests or reports of suspicious activity, and there were no injuries.
A Jetstar spokeswoman confirmed the plane was diverted after crew noticed a strange smell in the cabin. Jetstar arranged for buses to transport the passengers to Sydney.

This is the second emergency for Jetstar in a matter of weeks as on the 9th of June a Jetstar flight travelling from Brisbane (YBBN) to Mackay (YBMK) as JQ 888 had been forced to make an emergency landing in Rockhampton (YBRK).
The A320 with the registration VH-VGR (CN 4257) landed at Rockhampton Airport amid concern over reports of fumes in the cabin.

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