This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 4 °C Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Reports of smoke in the cockpit forces flight to divert to Dublin Airport

The United Airlines flight landed safely at 6.15pm.

 United Airlines jet plane (file photo)
United Airlines jet plane (file photo)
Image: AP/Press Association Images

A FLIGHT FROM London to Washington DC was forced to divert to Dublin Airport after there were reports of smoke in the cockpit.

The United Airlines Boeing 777 plane was en route to the US after taking off from Heathrow Airport earlier this afternoon.

Safe landing 

The Dublin Airport Authority stated that the flight landed safely in Dublin at 6.15pm and all passengers are currently disembarking from the plane.

Emergency fire and ambulance crew are present at the scene, as is customary in these situations.

Read: The River Lee has burst its banks (but only a little)>

Read: Here’s everything we know about Ireland>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

Read next: