Fumes force Tigerair flight turnaround
A PLANE has landed in Brisbane airport after reports of fumes in the cabin.
The Tigerair Flight from Sydney bound for Cairns landed safely in Brisbane about 2.45pm, a Brisbane Airport spokeswoman said.
Three patients are being assessed for minor symptoms after reportedly being affected by fumes on a flight around 2.10pm, a Queensland Ambulance spokesman said.
Fire crews are on scene and are conducting atmospheric tests to determine the cause of the fumes.
A Tigerair spokeswoman said the flight TT680 landed safely in Brisbane.
"In accordance with standard operating procedures, the Captain made the decision to divert to Brisbane as a precautionary measure after an unusual odour was detected in the front section of the cabin," the spokeswoman said in a statement.
"The aircraft was met on arrival by emergency services as a precautionary measure and all passengers and crew are safely disembarking the aircraft at the gate.
"Engineers are currently investigating the potential cause. All customers will be re-accommodated on to alternative services as soon as possible.
"The safety and wellbeing of our customers and team members is always our highest priority."
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