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Reprinted from dailymail.co.uk. By Cindy Tran.

An aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing after a pilot had noticed an unusual odor in the front galley of the plane.

Virgin Australia flight 1280 had taken off from Hamilton Island, approximately 887 kilometres north of Brisbane, when the plane diverted to Brisbane on Tuesday afternoon.

The plane, carrying about 160 passengers, was heading to Sydney when the captain made the decision to land after the odd smell was detected.

A Virgin Australia spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia ‘engineers are currently investigating the potential cause of the odor’.

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