31 Oct '12, 8pm

Qantas captain forced to abort Singapore flight - ABC Online

Qantas captain forced to abort Singapore flight By Natalie Muller Posted November 01, 2012 06:52:57 Map: Sydney Airport 2020 Engineers are assessing a Qantas aircraft that returned to Sydney Airport last night because of a strange smell in the cabin. The Singapore-bound Airbus A380 left Sydney yesterday evening, but the captain decided to turn around only 30 minutes into the flight after a strong smell filled the cabin. The plane landed safely in Sydney just after 8.00pm and was met on the runway by paramedics and other emergency workers. A Qantas spokesperson says the landing was made as a precaution, and that the source of the smell is being investigated by engineers. The 271 passengers on board were given hotel accommodation overnight and are expected to leave on another flight this morning. Last month a Qantas Boeing 747, also travelling from Sydney to Singapore, was d...

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