Monday, 26 January 2015

EazyJet Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

EasyJet flight EZY6238 was forced to turn around over the North Sea and divert to AmsterdamAn easyJet flight has been forced to detour in order to make an emergency landing in Amsterdam after smoke was reported in the cockpit.
 
The Airbus A320 was enroute from Berlin to Bristol flying over the North Sea when it was diverted to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.  The pilot had reported smoke in the cockpit while passengers on board flight EZY6238 also reported the smell of smoke in the cabin.  Passengers tweeted photos from the aircraft upon arrival in Amsterdam.
A passenger named Charlotte tweeted a photo of firefighters entering the plane's cockpit after it landed

Eazyjet spokesperson described it as ‘a technical issue’ saying "The safety and welfare of its passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience experienced due to the delay and will do all possible to keep passengers fully informed.  Passengers are currently being cared for while their onward travel to Bristol is being arranged."
 
Passengers had to sit on the floor inside the terminal at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport due to limited seating
After the aircraft landed in Amsterdam the plane was inspected by a fire crew and passengers disembarked normally. They waited inside the terminal for about two hours until a new plane arrived to transport them to Bristol early this morning.

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