On Tuesday 17 March at 11.50am Mildura Fire Brigade was called out to Jetstar flight JQ660 that had to make an emergency landing at Mildura Airport at 12.30pm.
Crew on board the plane had to declare an emergency when a smoke alarm warning displayed in the cockpit.
Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, SES Mildura Unit and CFA were on standby as the plane landed at Mildura Airport after diverting from its journey from Sydney to Uluru.
The plane landed safely and all staff and passengers disembarked before fire crews investigated. No fire was found and the scene was deemed safe at 1.20pm.
Mildura Airport CEO Trevor Willcock spoke in an interview with Mildura Weekly.
“The emergency services were here very quickly – within 15 minutes of the alert being raised from the airport – they were organised, and carried out their roles extremely well and deserve to be commended,” Mr Willcock said.
Great work done by all involved.