Three passengers rushed to hospital after 'unusual odour forces plane to land'

A Tigerair flight has been forced to make an emergency landing after passengers reported an “unusual odour” in the cabin.

Flight TT644 was en route from Adelaide to Sydney when it made an emergency landing at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport round 8pm on Thursday.

According to 9News three people were taken to hospital in a stable condition, while six people were treated for reported ear problems after the rapid descent.

A Tigerairflight from Adelaide Sydney was forced to make an emergency landing after passengers smelled an 'unusual odour' in the cabin. to Source: Getty

A Tigerair Australia spokesperson told media the aircraft was diverted as a "precautionary measure".

"In accordance with standard operating procedures, the captain made the decision to divert after an unusual odour was detected in the cabin,” a spokesperson from Tigerair said.

Tigerair have not provided a explanation for the ‘odour’ but assured media that all passengers on board were provided with accommodation and alternative flights.

Yahoo News Australia contacted Tigerair for comment.

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