Advertisement

Plane flying from Vienna to Frankfurt forced to turn back due to smoke in cockpit

AFP
AFP - [email protected]
Plane flying from Vienna to Frankfurt forced to turn back due to smoke in cockpit
Photo: DPA

An Austrian Airlines plane flying from Vienna to Frankfurt had to turn back shortly after take-off due to smoke in the cockpit, the carrier said on Tuesday.

Advertisement

Confirming a report on the specialist website, Aviation Portal, Austrian Airlines said that an Airbus A321 jet with 161 passengers on board was forced to turn back on Sunday when the crew noticed a strong smell and smoke.

While crew members put on oxygen masks, no passengers were injured and the jet landed safely back in Vienna.

The crew members were taken to hospital for routine health checks, the airline added.

The incident was caused by residue from detergents used to clean the engines, it said in a statement. 

More

Comments

Join the conversation in our comments section below. Share your own views and experience and if you have a question or suggestion for our journalists then email us at [email protected].
Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also