A Qantas flight was forced to turn back around mid-flight after reports of fumes in the cabin.

Qantas flight forced to turn back after reports of fumes in cabin.

Emergency services meet plane on return to Melbourne.

The Qantas flight from Melbourne to Sydney was forced to turn back around after take-off this morning due to reports of fumes in the cabin. Emergency services met the Boeing 737 plane on arrival back in Melbourne, which Qantas advised is a standard procedure following a priority landing.

Qantas confirms one flight attendant felt unwell due to fumes.

A Qantas spokesperson said that the airline puts safety first and engineers are currently inspecting the aircraft. They confirmed that one flight attendant had felt unwell due to the fumes.

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Impacted passengers include Collingwood President Jeff Browne.

Browne transferred to next available flight to Sydney.

Jeff Browne, the president of Collingwood Football Club, was among the passengers on the Qantas flight that was forced to turn back after reports of fumes in the cabin. Browne was transferred to the next available flight to ensure he arrived at the game on time.

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Qantas says safety is its top priority.

Engineers inspecting plane.

A Qantas spokesperson said the airline puts safety first and engineers are currently inspecting the aircraft. This incident impacted AFL fans travelling interstate for the preliminary final between Collingwood and Sydney at the SCG this afternoon.

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Qantas apologizes for delays, offers re-accommodation to passengers.

Passengers stranded in Melbourne.

Qantas has apologized for the delays caused by the incident and is offering re-accommodation to passengers who were stranded in Melbourne. The airline is working to get passengers to their destinations as soon as possible and is providing hotel accommodation for those who need it.

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