Tigerair Melbourne Flight Turns Back TO Sydney After Threat
A Tigerair flight due to arrive in Melbourne last night was forced to turn back to Sydney airport after an on board “incident”.
Crew members allegedly reported a potential threat onboard the Tigerair flight TT271 and Australian Federal Police officers were called in to meet the plan as it landed back in Sydney at 8:35pm on Monday.
“The Captain made the decision to return to Sydney following an incident on-board. In line with the standard procedures,” said a statement from the airline.
“The safety of our crew and guests is always our highest priority and we are working with the relevant authorities to investigate the matter.”
Passengers on board the flight were forced to stay in their seats and leave their phones switched off as the aircraft waiting on the tarmac for two hours before returning to the terminal at about 11pm.
According to Tweets from passengers on board the aircraft, they were not told what the situation was and were not able to reschedule flights to Melbourne until late on Tuesday evening.
Sorry @TigerairAU love that the pilot put safety first on our flight but this is insane. hundreds of passengers who have been through hell and not one staff member to help sort out flights or even tell us what happened. Told earliest flight you can get me on is 9pm tomorrow night pic.twitter.com/8KPOzfWTd9— Stevie Nicholson (@NicholsonStevie) December 17, 2018
No one has been arrested and there have been no injuries reported.
An investigation is currently underway.