An Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER was forced to make an emergency landing while on route to Montreal-Vancouver due to a peculiar odour permeating the cabin of an Air Canada Rouge
The problems arose after take-off, as the aircraft climbing to 7,000ft. The crew took notice of a “strong odour,” according to Canada’s Transport Safety Board.
Flight crew requested to level off at 25,000ft to investigate and troubleshoot the odour, which pervaded the entire cabin, but to no avail.
They then made a PAN-PAN call, donned oxygen masks, and turned the aircraft around to return to Montreal. The cause of the “strong odour” turned out to be a shipment of durians in the forward cargo compartment.
It was carrying 245 passengers and 8 crew members. No injuries were recorded.