Four people treated after ‘unusual odour’ detected on Tiger plane bound for Melbourne


Four people have been treated by paramedics after an ‘unusual odour’ was detected on a Melbourne-bound plane this morning.

Around 70 people were on board the Tiger Airways flight 511, which was on its way from Brisbane.

Emergency services received a call around 9.45am on Tuesday, with the plane hitting the tarmac around 10.05am.

All passengers and crew made it safely off the plane, with the four people being assessed unlikely to go to hospital.


A Tigerair service from ( Brisbane to Melbourne TT 511) landed safely at around 10:05 am today without incident at Melbourne Airport after an unusual odour was detected in the cabin on descent.

Emergency services were on standby to meet the aircraft in Melbourne, which is standard for an event of this nature.

Safety is always the airlines first priority and the airline has robust procedures in place to ensure the highest standards of safety are always maintained.

The aircraft will undergo an engineers’ assessment in Melbourne (also standard procedure for an event of this nature).