US plane makes emergency landing in Canada

June 10th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Halifax (Canada), June 10 (DPA) An American Airlines plane with 206 people on board made an emergency landing in Canada because of a fire in a toilet, a television channel reported.
The Boeing 767-300 was flying from New York to Zurich Tuesday evening when smoke started to pour out of a toilet into the passenger cabin, CTV said.

The plane landed safely in Halifax, Nova Scotia. One person was checked over by paramedics but not taken to hospital.

A faulty air ventilator is thought to have caused the fire. One of the flight attendants reportedly used a fire extinguisher to put it out.

American Airlines said the 194 passengers travelled on to Switzerland in a substitute plane after an eight-hour delay.

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