Holiday plane makes emergency landing in Dublin after smoke in cockpit
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A plane carrying 323 passengers to Tenerife from Manchester made an emergency landing at Dublin Airport today after smoke was detected in the cockpit.
According to the BBC, a spokeswoman for the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) said the Thomas Cook flight bound for the Canary Islands touched down without incident at about 9:40 am.
All 323 passengers were evacuated from the plane and taken to the airport terminal.
The DAA's full emergency response team was activated and backed up by at least a dozen fire and ambulance crews from Dublin.
A spokeswoman for Thomas Cook Airlines told AFP: "The aircraft was met by airport services as is standard procedures in such cases, but no action was required by them."
Neither DAA nor Thomas Cook confirmed the reports of smoke.
Just last week, around 60 passengers had to disembark another Thomas Cook holiday plane via emergency chutes at Glasgow Airport after the cabin began to fill with smoke.
The TCX3549 flight from Dalaman, Turkey, carrying 239 people, had landed as normal on Thursday evening, when the alarm was raised as passengers were disembarking.
Three chutes were released by the cabin crew to ensure the remaining passengers left the plane as quickly as possible.
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