Thursday, May 15, 2014

Lufthansa A321 in scare as smoke detector goes off at Malta IAP

A Lufthansa Airbus A321 caused a scare at Malta IAP this afternoon when a smoke detection alarm in the hold went off. The aircraft stopped on the runway as soon as it landed after a flight from Frankfurt. Fire teams were dispatched to the spot but there appeared to be no fire. Passengers disembarked on the runway. Chutes were not used. Airport operations resumed after a few minutes. The aircraft was taken to Lufthansa Tecknik for an inspection. The departure from Malta to Frankfurt at 4.50pm was cancelled. (Source: timesofmalta.com, 15-May-2014)