STRONG SMELL: Mackay flight diverted to Rockhampton
A Qantas flight from Mackay to Brisbane was today diverted to Rockhampton after a strange smell was detected in the cockpit.
A Qantas spokeswoman said passengers aboard QF2509 were unaware of the smell but the pilots made the decision to divert their flight path.
She said the pilots requested a priority landing to investigate the strong smell and landed normally, without incident in Rockhampton.
“It was not an emergency landing,” she said.
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Passengers continued their journey to Brisbane after experiencing a two-hour delay.
The flight left flight at 6.45am but did not arrive in Brisbane until about 9am