03/22/13 - CBC.ca - Plane makes emergency landing at Ottawa airport
About 170 passengers heading to Cuba were scheduled to board a second
flight early Friday afternoon, just hours after the first flight ended with
an emergency landing when white, odourless smoke filled the cabin.
Sunwing flight No. 326 was en route to Varadero, Cuba. The Boeing 737-800
left the Ottawa airport at 6:32 a.m., according to the flight tracking
Paramedics got the initial call at about 6:40 a.m. ET, and the plane landed
at the airport at about 6:53 a.m.
Two minutes later, firefighters said, the smoke had dissipated. Crews on
the scene were checking the brakes on the plane, according to a media
An Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority spokeswoman
said all passengers were able to get safely off the plane.
There was no fire in the cockpit, the spokeswoman said, and no one was
Odourless smoke filled cabin
The flight's passengers waited at the airport for several hours while
Sunwing arranged a second flight to Cuba.
The passengers told the CBC's Stu Mills that thick, white, odourless smoke
filled the cabin of the plane.
People started yelling "Fire!" and a flight attendant announced over the PA
system that the aircraft would be making an emergency landing.
About 10 minutes after takeoff, the passengers said, the plane was
returning to the airport.
One passenger, Jamie Page, said he'd never felt an aircraft brake so
forcefully before, and that it seemed as though the pilot wanted to get the
plane back to the ground quickly.
Sunwing arranged for a second flight to Cuba, scheduled to take off at
Original Source / Fuente Original:
CUBA-L FAIR USE NOTICE
This server contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of Cuba's political, economic, human rights, international, cultural, educational, scientific, sports and historical issues, among others. We distribute the materials on the basis of a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107. The material is distributed without profit. The material should be used for information, research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/ uscode/17/107.shtml.