A Qantas Boeing 747-400, registration VH-OJT performing flight QF-15 from Brisbane,QL (Australia) to Los Angeles,CA (USA), was enroute at FL290 about 250nm east of Honolulu,HI (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Honolulu due to an odour on board. The aircraft landed safely on Honolulu’s runway 08R about 50 minutes later.
The aircraft was able to continue the journey after about two hours on the ground and reached Los Angeles with a delay of 3 hours.
A passenger reported there was a noxious smell on board that prompted the crew to divert. After landing the captain announced the problem has been found and fixed, and the aircraft continued the flight.
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