PASSENGERS aboard a Perth-bound Skywest flight were forced to disembark in a southern town after burning smell was noticed in the cabin.
The flight on the turboprop Fokker 50 took off early on Monday from Esperance and was scheduled to land in Ravensthorpe, then Perth.
Chief executive Jason Bitter said 23 of the 46 passengers planned to disembark at Ravensthorpe but all were evacuated as a precaution.
“There was the smell of something burning – nobody saw any smoke,” Mr Bitter said.
He said the matter had been referred to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
All Perth-bound passengers were bussed back to Esperance and assigned to another flight.