Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Newcastle Airport

It was travelling to Sydney.


Dan Flegg

1 February 2019

Dan Flegg

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A flight has been forced to make an emergency landing at Newcastle Airport. 

The Virgin plane was travelling from Brisbane to Sydney when it was diverted to Williamtown after the activation of an emergency warning light in the cargo hold.

Thankfully the flight landed safely and all passengers and crew are fine, with travellers being ferried down to Sydney via buses. 

It's unclear why the warning was signaled - with an investigation underway. 

Here's the full statement from Virgin:

Virgin Australia flight VA938 from Brisbane to Sydney has landed safely after diverting to Newcastle Airport this afternoon following the activation of warning light in the cargo hold.

The aircraft landed safely and was met by emergency services as a precautionary measure.

The safety of our guests and crew is our number one priority and we will be commencing a full investigation into the incident.  

We will be working hard to have all guests to their destination as soon as possible.

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