Plane forced to land due to smoke smell in cabin

Bristol Post - - NEWS -

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.”

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