23 Sep 2016

Smoke fills Jetstar cabin after unscheduled landing

10:07 am on 23 September 2016

Jetstar says engineers are investigating after one of its planes was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Brisbane.

Smoke in the Jetstar cabin

Smoke in the Jetstar cabin Photo: ABC News / Screengrab

The Airbus A320 was diverted during a flight from Sydney to CairnS late on Thursday afternoon after a "technical issue" prompted the pilot to shut down an engine.

The budget airline says smoke came into the cabin via the air conditioning unit after the plane had safely landed.

The passengers continued their journey after a four-hour stopover.