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A Sri Lankan Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing after mid-air turbulence Pi News

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An international flight bound for Colombo was forced to make an emergency landing at Melbourne Airport after reports of smoke entering the cabin and cabin.

SriLankan Airlines flight UL605 took off from Tullamarine just after 6.30pm on Monday, but declared an emergency within half an hour of take off.

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Aerobus returned to Melbourne Airport at 7.30pm after distress call code 7700 was heard.

The emergency call meant the flight quickly became the most watched flight, with nearly 10,000 people worldwide tracking it on FlightRadar24.com.

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Crews reported smoke in the cabin, TravelTalk reported.

The flight said there was a passenger "full activation of emergency services" After a Sri Lankan Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing.  Dennis Bunnick / X
Camera iconA passenger on the flight said that “emergency services were fully activated” after the Sri Lankan Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing. Dennis Bunnick / X Credit: News Corp Australia

Sri Lankan Airlines said it had identified a “technical issue”.

“All passengers on board disembarked safely,” the airline told 7 NEWS

“A team of technicians is currently assessing the aircraft and providing technical support.”

Aviation YouTuber and UL605 passenger Dennis Bunnick praised the crew’s handling of an airborne emergency.

“Everyone is safe and sound. 30 minutes from MEL we turned back en route to Sri Lanka,” he wrote on Twitter.

“It circled for a while and landed with emergency services fully activated.

“We landed safely. The crew handled it very well. All is calm on board.

“(Sic) when he got to the gate, the captain said there was a problem with the air conditioning.”

It is known that the passengers are provided with accommodation in the hotel and the flight time is being changed.

Melbourne Airport has been approached for comment.

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