Jetstar flight from Tokyo to Cairns makes diversion to Guam
A Jetstar flight carrying hundreds of passengers was forced to make an unexpected diversion after the windscreen on the plane was damaged.
Two hundred and twenty people returning from Tokyo took a layover in Guam before moving it back to Cairns so that staff could repair some windscreen damage.
Jetstar flight JQ26 from Tokyo to Cairns arrived at its destination at 5:40am on Thursday, roughly 24 hours after it was scheduled to arrive.
Jetstar flight JQ26 was forced to make an emergency landing after a crack in the outer-layer of it’s windscreen was found mid-flight
Passengers en route from Tokyo to Cairns had an unexpected layover in Guam (pictured) while the airliner organised a replacement flight
A spokesperson from the airline confirmed that the plane had touched down in Queensland after a replacement flight had been organised.
‘We arranged hotel accommodation and meals for customers during the delay in Guam, and our captain and operations team worked closely with local authorities to arrange customs processing and support at the airport,’ the spokesman said.
‘Safety is always our No. 1 priority.’
Planes are designed to handle issues like this, allowing the pilots to calmly divert their course in order to land and resolve it.
The spokesperson said that only the outer-layer of the Boeing 787 had been damaged.