Vap­ing co-pi­lot sparks mid-air emer­gency

New Straits Times - - WORLD -

SHANG­HAI: An Air China jet made a rapid emer­gency de­scent af­ter a co-pi­lot mis­tak­enly turned off air-con­di­tion­ing sys­tems in a bid to con­ceal his e-cigarette smoke, me­dia quoted the coun­try’s civil avi­a­tion au­thor­ity as say­ing yes­ter­day. The in­ci­dent oc­curred on Tues­day on a flight from Hong Kong to Dalian in north­east­ern China. Video from aboard the flight that was later posted on so­cial me­dia showed oxy­gen masks hang­ing down from the ceil­ing through­out the cabin, but no signs of panic.

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