What's that smell? Flight diverted after 'unusual odour'

A VIRGIN Australia flight travelling from Hamilton Island to Sydney was diverted to Brisbane this afternoon.

The pilot of flight VA1280, carrying about 160 passengers, decided to divert the plane to Brisbane after smelling an unusual odour in the front gallery.

"In accordance with standard operating procedures, the Captain made the decision to land in Brisbane as a precautionary measure after an unusual odour was detected in the front galley of the aircraft," a Virgin Australia spokeswoman said.  

The spokeswoman confirmed passengers we being moved on to other flights to Sydney.  

Read more at the Brisbane Times.

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