Cabin smoke prompts emergency landing of Air Canada

Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

Air CanadaOn Thursday, Air Canada was forced to make an emergency landing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport following the detection of light smoke inside the cabin of the aircraft of Bombardier Inc Dash 8.

 

This flight was scheduled to fly from Seattle from Calgary as revealed by Perry Cooper who is the spokesman of the airport.

 

He added that they had declared an emergency prior to the landing at the airport. And, he mentioned that there were no injuries as a consequence of the emergency landing.

 

There were 74 passengers on board the flight and also 4 crew members aboard the flight 8301. Heather Hudson, a resident of Calgary who was aged about 53 said that she noticed a mild-smelling smoke that appeared at the front end of the cabin and gradually filled the rest of the plane a little later prior to the landing.

 

The flight attendants also worked steadily to check the overhead bins for the source of the smoke.

 

However, they were not able to find anything that would have a potential to affect the aircraft adversely and prove to be perilous in terms of its safety. The mood inside the aircraft was slightly subdued and tensed at the same time, after the crew members declared the emergency on board the flight.

 

A few passengers were observed to be praying silently prior to the emergency landing.

 

The airport crews were notified of the emergency nearly 15 minutes before the landing, according to Cooper. He said that the exact cause of the smoke continues to be under investigation. As per the official website of Air Canada, they have expressed their apology for the inconvenience caused to the passengers aboard the aircraft.

 

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