Smoke in the cabin forces Alaska plane to make an emergency landing

Published on : Thursday, December 17, 2015

emergency-landing-300x225Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Spokane had to make an emergency landing following reports of smoke in the cabin.

According to the Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Halley Knigge, flight 2372 landed safely in Spokane at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday with 75 passengers and 4 crewmembers on board. There were no injuries. The aircraft was met by emergency crews when it landed.

According to the reports, 15 minutes prior to landing passengers reported “heavy smoke” throughout the cabin. Latest information revealed that the cause is unknown and the Bombardier Q400 has been taken out of service for inspection.

According to a passenger on board the flight, after the smoke was detected flight attendants walked up and down the aisle looking for the source, and soon afterward, the pilot announced they’d be making an emergency landing.

By the time the plane landed there was a good cloud of smoke in the cabin. He said the situation was “kind of scary” but no passengers panicked.

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