A Mackay to Brisbane flight was diverted to Brisbane after pilots detected a strong smell in the cockpit. Picture: Flightstats.com
A Mackay to Brisbane flight was diverted to Brisbane after pilots detected a strong smell in the cockpit. Picture: Flightstats.com

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.

A Mackay to Brisbane flight was diverted to Brisbane after pilots detected a strong smell in the cockpit. Picture: Flightstats.com
A Mackay to Brisbane flight was diverted to Brisbane after pilots detected a strong smell in the cockpit. Picture: Flightstats.com

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

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