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Reprinted from avherald.com. By Simon Hradecky.

A Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800, registration VH-YVC performing flight from Hamilton Island, QL to Sydney, NS (Australia) with about 160 people on board, was en route when the crew reported an unusual odor in the cabin. The odor was originating from the forward galley and the pilots decided to divert to Brisbane for a safe landing 30 minutes later.

The airline reported the captain decided to divert as a precautionary measure after an unusual odor was detected from the front galley.

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