Investigation into cockpit smoke ongoing

 

 
 

A Dash 8 passenger aircraft had to divert for an emergency landing. NB: Not actual cockpit image.

 
     

A months-long safety investigation is underway, following an emergency landing at Canberra Airport earlier this week.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) will spend months investigating the source of smoke in the cockpit that forced an emergency landing at Canberra Airport on Monday, the Canberra Times reported.

Initial reports said the pilot of the Dash 8 aircraft advised air traffic control of smoke in the cockpit, forcing the Wagga-Wagga bound service to divert its flight to the nation’s capital for an emergency landing.

All 50 passengers aboard the aircraft, including one child, arrived safely at Canberra Airport.

The investigation into the incident is expected to take three months.

Source = ETB News: P.T.
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