first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J A Virgin Blue aircraft made an emergency landing in Melbourne airport after the captain detected fumes in the cockpit less than 30 minutes into the flight.The Boeing 737 en route from Melbourne to Sydney returned to the airport when the pilot picked up a foreign scent in the cockpit, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. Virgin Blue spokesperson Colin Lippiatt said Flight DJ 807, its 122 passengers and six crew members landed safely early this morning. “It [the aircraft] is already back at the airport, it landed without incident,” Mr Lippiatt said. “Passengers were disembarked and engineers are now checking out the aircraft.” According to Mr Lippiatt emergency crews including up to 11 fire trucks and two paramedic teams were awaiting the aircraft’s return to Melbourne airport. Passenger on board the aircraft Andrew de Ridder said the crew kept everyone informed and said the smell could be from the installation of a new engine. Mr Lippiatt said the airline is working on placing all passengers on alternative flights for Sydney today.The carrier is investigating the cause of the odour.  last_img read more