A Delta Airlines flight was forced to divert to Shannon Airport in Ireland yesterday when a ‘smoky odor’ was detected in the passenger cabin.
Delta flight 19 was flying from London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Detroit Airport (DTW) and was over the Atlantic when the problem was detected. The flight then diverted back to Shannon.
A spokeswoman for the airline said:
‘”Delta flight DL19, en route from London Heathrow to Detroit, reported a smokey odour in the cabin. As a precaution, the crew chose to divert to Shannon Airport.”
“After landing, all necessary safety checks and inspections were undertaken by the maintenance team and the aircraft was given the all clear to depart to Detroit.”
Flight 19 (a Boeing 767) was able to continue the flight 2 hours later.
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