Plane crash averted in Egypt

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The Turkish passenger plane after the emergency return

A Turkish passenger plane was on Thursday forced to return to Cairo airport after smoke filled its cabin, sources at the airport said.

According to the source, the Turkish Airlines aircraft en route to Istanbul was preparing for take-off when the smoke resulting from an unspecified technical problem entered the cabin.

“The passengers were evacuated from the plane and the flight cancelled until the problem is fixed or an alternative airliner is provided,” one source said.

No casualties were reported.

There were 213 passengers on the flight.

credit: NAN

 

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