May 29th, 2024

Air France flight from Paris to Seattle lands in Iqaluit after heat smell in cabin

By The Canadian Press on May 7, 2024.

An airplane travelling from Paris to Seattle was forced to make an emergency landing at Iqaluit’s airport. Members of the media take photos and record video in the forward economy cabin of a Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner after it arrived at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

IQALUIT, Nunavut – A plane travelling from Paris to Seattle has been forced to make an emergency landing in Iqaluit.

Air France says in a statement on social media that there was a heat smell in the cabin during the flight.

The Boeing 787 was diverted to Nunavut’s capital and landed just before noon local time.

Air France says technical checks on the airplane are underway to determine if it can continue to Seattle or whether solutions need to be found to reroute passengers.

The airline says it regrets the inconvenience.

The Iqaluit International Airport is located next to the city and has one asphalt runway.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 7, 2024.

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