Smoke in cockpit forces pilots into emergency landing
DPA/The Local · 17 May 2016, 10:09
Published: 17 May 2016 09:09 GMT+02:00
Updated: 17 May 2016 10:09 GMT+02:00
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No-one was hurt during the landing, a Germanwings spokesman told DPA early on Tuesday.
Flight 4U9023 was carrying 142 passengers and five crew when it lifted off from the Saxon capital headed for Düsseldorf.
Pilots reacted immediately when they noticed the smoke in the cockpit and were able to land the plane at around 9:50 pm, Bild reported.
Everyone was able to disembark safely from the plan when it landed.
Photos from the scene showed firefighters wearing breathing equipment entering the aircraft to check for the source of the smoke.
A spokeswoman for Germanwings told The Local on Tuesday morning that they had no further information about the cause of the smoke.
Meanwhile a second Germanwings flight from Düsseldorf to Faro in Portugal had to make an emergency landing in Bordeaux on Tuesday morning after an elderly passenger suffered heart problems.
[Update] Germanwings flight #4U9642 Dusseldorf - Faro declared an emergency due to a male passenger aged 60-70 with heart problems.— Brendan Grainger (@S118869) 17. Mai 2016