Plane forced to land due to smoke smell in cabin
AN easyJet plane was forced to land at Bristol Airport after a smoke smell filled the cabin on Wednesday.
The EZY7123 flight had been scheduled to land in Alicante at 8.15pm, after departing from Liverpool just after 4.30pm. However, shortly after take-off, the plane was diverted and landed at Bristol due to a “technical issue”.
Although the plane landed safely, a replacement aircraft operated the route from Bristol to Alicante while engineers investigate.
A spokesperson for the airline said: “EasyJet can confirm that flight EZY7123 from Liverpool to Alicante diverted to Bristol due to a technical issue with the aircraft resulting in a smoke smell in the cabin. The aircraft landed safely and passengers disembarked normally.
“A replacement aircraft will operate the flight from Bristol to Alicante whilst engineers are investigating the technical issue on the original aircraft.
“The safety of its passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority and easyJet operates its fleet of aircraft in strict compliance with all manufacturers’ guidelines.”