An Airbus A330
aircraft operated by Australian budget carrier Jetstar, bound for Osaka has
made an emergency landing in Guam. On landing all passengers and crew
The full press
release from Jetstar can be read below:
A Jetstar A330-200
aircraft operating directly between Osaka and the Gold Coast has made an
emergency in-flight diversion but safe landing into Guam International Airport
Flight JQ 20 departed
Osaka (Kansai International Airport) at 20.50 pm local time/ 22.50 pm
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) bound for the Gold Coast.
It is understood
there was smoke in the cockpit followed by the right hand cockpit window area catching
fire before being extinguished by technical crew approximately 3 hours and 50
minutes into the flight operating direct to Australia.
The cockpit window
fire was contained to the cockpit only of the aircraft before it was
The A330-200 Osaka-Gold
Coast service was carrying 186 passengers, 13 crew (including 9 cabin crew
and 4 pilots) and 4 infants.
The majority of
passengers are Japanese nationals in addition to some overseas nationals and a
small number of Australians, the final number to be confirmed.
The aircraft landed without
incident into Guam International Airport at 02.20am local time / 02.20am AEST.
All passengers and
Jetstar crew are safe and there are no reports of injuries.
successfully disembarked around one hour after arrival into Guam.
All passengers were addressed
by Jetstar crew, were cleared through Customs and Immigration in Guam, and are
now being accommodated in local hotels in Guam.
arrangements have now been made for them to continue to Australia.
Passenger and Jetstar
crew recovery will occur through a Jetstar A330-200 aircraft departing this
morning from Sydney to Guam and returning to Brisbane International Airport.
Aircraft Engineers in
Guam are currently inspecting the aircraft and Jetstar have both advised and are
working proactively with relevant authorities.
enquiries can be made to Jetstar on 131 538 (Australia) and updates will be
made at www.Jetstar.com.