Smoke in the cockpit forces Air Canada flight emergency landing
Workers meet Air Canada airplane on the tarmac after the flight from Toronto was forced to make emergency landing at Dulles International Airport.
An Air Canada flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Virginia Sunday night, after smoke was detected in the cockpit.
Flight 7618, was on his way to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Toronto when the pilot noticed the smoke, forcing them to land in the nearby Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia, around 6:18 a.m., Reuters reported.
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All 63 passengers and four crewmembers were safely evacuated to the tarmac with no injuries reported, according to Reuters. Images on Twitter showed emergency vehicles on site, and the people huddled nearby, waiting.
@WTOP AC 7618 (YYZ-DCA) made emergency landing at IAD after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit. All passengers safely evacuated. Great job by Air Canada crew. pic.twitter.com/imRbvMBls5
— David Brown (@davidb22307) March 25, 2018
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates Dulles, told the Washington Post that no fire was on board and it is suspected the smoke may have been caused by a faulty circuit.
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The FAA plans to investigate the incident, spokesman Rick Breitenfeldt told Reuters.
Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.