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Faulty oven cause of emergency Jetstar landing at airport

A Jetstar plane had to make an emergency landing at Rockhampton Airport last night. A reader submitted this photograph of the plane at the airport this morning.
A Jetstar plane had to make an emergency landing at Rockhampton Airport last night. A reader submitted this photograph of the plane at the airport this morning. Contributed

3.20pm: A FAULTY oven caused a Jetstar flight from Cairns to Sydney make an emergency landing at the Rockhampton Airport last night.

The flight, with 132 passengers on board, made the landing about 9.30pm, because of a strong smell in the cabin.

Passengers were put up in local accommodation over night and flew out of Rockhampton on the same plane, after all checks were carried out, about 12.45pm today.

Read more in tomorrow's The Bulletin.

11.10am: A reader has reported engine tests are being carried out on the Jetstar plane that had to make an emergency landing at Rockhampton Airport.

The reader, Ian Dunbier, had reported earlier that there was a second Jetstar plane enroute to Rockhampton Airport to pick up the 132 passengers that were left stranded after the emergency landing at 9.30pm.

However, Mr Dunbier is now reporting that plans have changed.

"Change of plan the replacement plane is Not coming now VH-VQW original plane is now scheduled to leave Rocky to Syd at 12:10pm, it had to have passed engineer tests now," he posted on The Bulletin Facebook page.

9.20am: A JETSTAR plane which had to make an emergency landing at the Rockhampton Airport last night is still grounded this morning.

A statement just issued by Jetstar states an engineer will inspect the aircraft in Rockhampton this morning and we expect to have all passengers on their way around lunch time today.

"JQ 959 flying from Cairns to Sydney on Sunday 6th April diverted to Rockhampton due to the emergence of a strong smell in the front of the cabin.

"The diversion was a precautionary measure taken by the pilot and the aircraft landed without incident.

"There was no smoke and no reports of illness or discomfort.

"The aircraft was met by the airport's fire fighting services as per procedure for a diversion of this nature.

"The 132 passengers were accommodated in hotels overnight with engineers flown to Rockhampton to assess the aircraft."

Jetstar does not operate scheduled services to Rockhampton.

7.20am: CQ Planespotting group tweeted images of the Jetstar plane which had to make an emergency landing at the Rockhampton Airport last night.

The group also tweeted a map of the flight's route.

9.30pm: A Jetstar flight has landed safely in Rockhampton after reports of smoke in the cabin.


All passengers have disembarked safely after the plane landed about 9.10pm.


Fire crews were on standby and are using thermal imagery devices to check the plane for any safety issues.


The plane will remain in Rockhampton for detailed inspection.
 

Topics:  jetstar, rockhampton




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