Plane makes Dublin emergency landing

Published Friday, 19 October 2012
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A plane carrying over 300 holidaymakers has made a safe emergency landing at Dublin Airport after reports of smoke in the cockpit.

Plane makes Dublin emergency landing
The emergency landing was safe. (© Getty)

The incident happened at around 9.40am on Friday morning.

A spokesperson for the Dublin Airport Authority said the Thomas Cook jet was on its way from Manchester to Tenerife but had to be diverted to Dublin following the difficulties.

"The aircraft was en route from Manchester," the DAA said.

"There was a report of smoke in the cockpit."

A full emergency response was launched at the airport, backed up by at least a dozen fire and ambulance crews from across Dublin.

But the plane was able to land safely and all 323 passengers and crew disembarked safely.

Thomas Cook said those on board the stricken TCX2038 flight were then taken to a waiting area while it works to source another plane for their journey to the Canary Islands.

The holiday company put the incident down to "a minor technical issue".

A spokesman added: "We would like to thank our passengers for their patience and we promise to get them back on their way to Tenerife as quickly as possible."

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