Air Canada makes emergency landing after pilot finds smoke in cockpit

 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 

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Air CanadaAfter the pilot of an Air Canada flight discovered smoke in the cockpit he was forced to make an emergency landing on Sunday.

 
Flight 7775, which departed Halifax Stanfield International Airport at 11:55 a.m. on its way to Fredericton, was forced to turn around shortly after takeoff.

 

 

“When the pilot immediately noticed smoke in the cockpit, he declared an emergency and Halifax Stanfield provided emergency response in relation to that,” media reports stated.

 
The plane returned safely to Halifax at 12:07 p.m. with 13 passengers on board. No injuries were reported and everyone made it off safely.

 
The cause of the smoke is unknown. While the plane’s emergency landing caused some delays on the runway, normal operations resumed at 12:55 p.m.

 
A spokesperson for Air Canada did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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