Cabin fills with smoke, compels emergency landing of Aer Lingus

Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

Aer-Lingus-smallA flight of Aer Lingus that was travelling to London Heathrow was compelled to return to Cork Airport and make an emergency landing after smoke filled the aircraft’s cockpit today.


A spokesman for Cork Airport confirmed that flight EI712 had flown back to the airport a short while after it had taken off around 12.46 p.m. on Thursday.


The plane was carrying 149 passengers and was capable of landing safely at 1.23 p.m.


No injuries have been reported as a consequence of the emergency landing.


The spokesman mentioned that a full activation of the emergency plan of the airport was deployed with Cork City and Cork County fire services and even the HSE ambulances that had been turning out in support of the Cork Airport fire and police service.


Coastguards on the south coast were placed on standby in the event that the plane had to make a landing on water.


Some units of the fire service and local ambulances met the airplane shortly after it touched down.


Thereafter emergency doors had to be opened and the slides were utilized by some of the passengers. A complete technical investigation was conducted and the air accident investigation unit has also been notified.


The airport continued to remain open.


And, the passengers were accommodated on alternative flights from Cork to London Heathrow.


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