Tigerair forced to make emergency landing over ‘on-board threat’

A TIGERAIR flight was forced to make an emergency landing overnight after an “on-board incident” sparked serious safety fears.

Flight TT271 was enroute to Melbourne from Sydney when an alleged ‘written threat’ was found on-board the aircraft.

“The Captain made the decision to return to Sydney following an incident on-board, in line with standard procedures” the airline said in a statement.


A swarm of emergency services, including Australian Federal Police, then met the aircraft upon its safe arrival at the airport around 8.30pm and boarded the plane to conduct their investigation.

“The safety of our crew and guests is always our highest priority and we are working with the relevant authorities to investigate the matter,” the airline said.

Tigerair confirmed the matter is now in the hands of the police.

It’s understood passengers disembarked the aircraft at 11.00pm, two hours after it touched back down in Sydney.