Virgin Flight Diverts to Melbourne

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
By George Hatcher

On Feb 22, 2013, a Boeing 737-800 Virgin Australia flight was in the air for ten minutes when the crew detected an odor in the cockpit.

The pilot returned to Melbourne and made a safe landing at 9:09 a.m.

Passengers were provided alternative flights. There were 129 passengers aboard.

The incident is under investigation. The source of the odor is not yet known.

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