Three people affected after reports of fumes on Tigerair flight

A Cairns-bound Tigerair plane has been diverted to Brisbane Airport after reports of fumes in the cabin.

Three cabin crew members were affected.

Brisbane Airport confirmed the Tigerair flight, travelling between Sydney and Cairns, was diverted and safely landed at Brisbane about 2.45pm this afternoon.

Three people were affected after reports of fumes on a Tigerair flight. Source: 7 News
Three people were affected after reports of fumes on a Tigerair flight. Source: 7 News

Tigerair flight TT680 landed safely in Brisbane without incident, the carrier confirmed in a statement.

“In accordance with standard operating procedures, the Captain made the decision to divert to Brisbane as a precautionary measure after an odour was detected in the front section of the cabin,” TigerAir said in a statement.

The Tigerair flight TT680 landed safely in Brisbane without incident, the carrier confirmed. Source: 7 News
The Tigerair flight TT680 landed safely in Brisbane without incident, the carrier confirmed. Source: 7 News

The aircraft was met on arrival by emergency services as a precautionary measure and all passengers and crew are safely disembarking the aircraft at the gate, the airline said.

Engineers are currently investigating the potential cause.

Tigerair said all affected customers will be re-accommodated onto alternative services as soon as possible.

“The safety and wellbeing of our customers and team members is always our highest priority.

“Tigerair crew will undergo a medical check as a precautionary measure,” it said.

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