British Airways B-787 forced to land after fumes in cockpit
A Boeing 787-9 of British Airways, registered G-ZBKA, was carrying out flight BA-103 on September 12, 2018, between London Heathrow (LHR) in the United Kingdom and Calgary International Airport (YYC) in Canada when it diverted for an emergency landing in Iqaluit Airport (YFB), also in Canada.
After landing, the plane was immediately surrounded by emergency services. All passengers were evacuated before the local fire crews entered the aircraft.
British Airways confirmed the flight was diverted due to a "technical fault" with the aircraft, without further detail on the nature of the fault.
Canadian aviation journalist Tom Podolec says a burning smell and fumes in the cockpit forced the pilots to divert.
Witnesses report that one passenger received medical treatment from paramedics.
British Airways sent a replacement aircraft that took customers on to Calgary, according to local media Nunatsiaq News.
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