Smoke in cockpit prompts emergency landing of Stars plane

Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

star-airlinesA smoke in the cockpit of Star Airlines flight forced its pilot to make an emergency landing a little while after its takeoff at an airport of St. Louis on Sunday. The flight was carrying the team of the Dallas Stars National Hockey League.


The Stars’ Boeing 737 had taken off around 11.52 a.m. from St. Louis Downtown Airport that is located in Cahokia, Illinois.


However, five minutes after the take-off of the flight, the pilots had to turn the plane around and made the abrupt landing on account of the smoke. Mike Mavrogeorge, the fire chief of St. Louis Downtown Airport told the media that an electrical issue might be the main cause behind the smoke.


But then, he went on to add that there had not been a fire.


The plane was carrying 50 passengers comprising coaches, players and other team staff members. The incident was confirmed by the airlines company through a comment on their official Twitter feed.


The tweet declared that the sports team was able to board a new plane after the emergency landing of the Stars flight and that they were currently travelling to LA.


Another plane was sent to transport the Stars.


The Stars played the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.


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