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MKY flight diverted due to smell in cockpit

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A Qantas flight from Mackay to Brisbane had to make a priortiy landing this morning due to a strong smell in the cockpit. 

Flight QF2509 was scheduled to depart Mackay at 6.30am and arrive in Brisbane around 8am. 
 
But the pilot decided to divert the plane and requested a priority landing in Rockhampton. 
 
A spokseperson said passengers were unaware of the smell and arrived in Brisbane around 9am. 
 
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