BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA — Unusual odor forces Qantas flight to turn back; Two crew members hospitalized.

A Qantas flight from Brisbane was forced to return when an "unusual smell" infiltrated the aircraft, resulting in two crew members being rushed to the hospital.

The QF1798 flight destined for Rockhampton was suddenly disrupted around 8.30 pm on Sunday when the aroma affected the crew members. Subsequently, five cabin crew members were attended to by the Queensland Ambulance, with two being conveyed to the Prince Charles Hospital in a stable state.

Qantas clarified, "A peculiar scent in the galley area of the aircraft led to a Brisbane-bound flight from Rockhampton making an about-turn last night." Upon landing in Brisbane, the cabin crew underwent medical evaluations by ambulance officers, and two were dispatched to the hospital for additional checks. They were later discharged from the hospital on Sunday evening.

The airline emphasized that passengers remained unaffected by the incident. "All passengers are being re-routed on flights today," the company stated.

This situation adds to a growing list of Qantas flights that have been forced to abort their journey mid-air this year. Just last month, a reported engine failure led to an abrupt mid-flight turn back of flight QF703 from Cairns to Melbourne. The aircraft safely landed at Cairns Airport after being forced to circle back from its halfway point near Tully.