Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jetstar Airways Airbus A320 VH-VGR Departs Rockhampton Airport as a 'Faulty Oven' is to Blame for Emergency Landing Monday

Jetstar Airways Airbus A320 VH-VGR has departed Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 9 June, positioning empty to the Gold Coast as JST7981.

VH-VGR made an emergency landing at Rockhampton Airport late on Monday 8 June when smoke and fumes were reported in the aircraft's cabin about half way through its journey while operating as JST888 from Brisbane to Mackay.  The pilot declared a 'PAN' and the aircraft immediately began a descent and diverted to Rocky, where the A320 landed safely with emergency services on stand-by.

It has been reported on Tuesday that the fumes were caused by what was described as a 'faulty oven' - a similar problem which caused another Jetstar A320 VH-VQW to divert to Rockhampton Airport in April 2014 while operating from Sydney to Cairns.

Thanks to 'IAD' for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

All photos taken by 'IAD'  ©

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