Smoke in cockpit forces emergency landing of Korean flight

Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

korean-airA passenger jet of Korean Air Lines Company was forced to go for an emergency landing at an airport in southern Japan on account of smoke that was detected in the cockpit of the flight, according to the company. It had made this statement on Friday.


The Korean flag carrier declared in a statement that there were no injuries or any other kind of damage as a result of the landing.


The B737-900 had departed from the city of Busan around 09.11 a.m. It was thereafter expected to arrive at Fukuoka on Kyushu Island at 10.31 a.m. five minutes before the actual landing. While the plane was making its descent, smoke had been observed by the flight crew members according to the official statement of Korean Air Lines.


The company then asked the Fukuoka tower control to ready the firefighters and also the rescue teams in case of an emergency.


But then, there were no fire on the plane. The plane was carrying 151 passengers and eight crew members, as per the statement of Korean Air. The crew members and passengers on board the flight were able to get off the twin-engine set very safely.


The company and also the local authorities are currently investigating as to what had actually caused the incident.


The transport ministry of South Korea had estimated that the smoke and smell was caused by a short circuit.


Kim Bong, the person in-charge of air transportation at the ministry said that the short circuit might be a direct consequence of the monitors utilized by the pilots. He added that the plane would have to undergo a safety check in Japan and resume its service.

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