Air Koryo flight makes emergency landing in China

Published on : Saturday, July 23, 2016

Air KoryoAir Koryo flight, from Pyongyang to Beijing, was forced to make an emergency landing in China’s northeastern region, Shenyang on Friday, 22nd July.



Just when smoke filled the cabin of the Tupolev TU204-300, the pilot requested for an emergency landing. 10 minutes after the request was made, the flight managed to make a safe landing.



Passengers of the Air Koryo flight stated that shortly after 30 minutes of the take off, smoke filled the cabin. Many passengers had to endure breathing trouble as the oxygen level dropped inside the cabin before the landing.



Several fire trucks were waiting by the runway in Shenyang to avoid any mishap. The airport ground staff found the flight to be filled with smoke during initial inspection but there was no sign of fire. It is estimated that rain extinguished the fire before landing.



None of the passengers and the crew members was reported to be injured during the landing.



Airport staff member at Shenyang  stated that the flight suffered a malfunction but the reason could not be determined.



The national carrier of North Korea, Air Koreo is well known for its poor standard. At present, the aircraft is under inspection to determine the reason behind the smoke.


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