Published on : Friday, June 23, 2017
Smoke had entered the cabin, according to the Tokyo Fire Department.
Delta Flight 26 had taken off from the Incheon airport around 6.30 p.m. It was flying over the Pacific Ocean just past 9 p.m. on Thursday. It was then that smoke and the scent of something burning had been discovered inside the plane’s cabin, as per the account of the fire department. They added that the plane had to go for an emergency landing arou8nd 10.40 p.m.
None of the 316 people on board the flight were injured.
The maintenance crew of the airline is making attempts to detect the exact cause of the smoke in the cabin.
Delta Air Lines has stated that smoke was also observed in the business class section. But then, it added that the burning smell had vanished after the flight attendants had switched off the in-flight entertainment system.
The airline said that the trouble might be a consequence of the in-flight electronic system.