Smoke in cabin prompts emergency landing of American Airlines

Published on : Wednesday, January 2, 2019

An aircraft of American Airlines that was travelling from Shannon in Ireland to Philadelphia had to opt for an emergency landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Wednesday afternoon owing to smoke observed inside the cabin.


The Boeing 757 aircraft declared the emergency around 12.40 p.m. and landed safely in Halifax about 10 minutes later as per Theresa Rath Spicer speaking from the airport.


Fire service of the airport was waiting when the airplane landed.


Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency and paramedics were present at the scene yesterday. However there were certain reports to the contrary and there were no injuries.


There were 176 people on board the flight.


The plane was giving the all-clear that there was no active fire and brought to the gate.


Rath Spicer said it will be up to American Airlines to determine why there was smoke in the cabin.


The task now is for the airport to disembark the passengers and figure out how to get them to their destination.


Rath Spicer said there should not be any impact on other flights coming and going at the airport.

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