You are Here : Home » Canada News » US flight makes emergency landing as pilot spilled coffee  
Follow Us

US flight makes emergency landing as pilot spilled coffee
05 January
news image
Toronto:  A US flight from Chicago to the German city of Frankfurt, with 255 people on board, reportedly made an emergency landing in Canada because the pilot spilled his coffee in the cockpit.

The United Airlines Flight 940 was diverted to Toronto just after 10 PM on Monday night, after the plane developed a communications problem, according to an airline spokesman.

But, Transport Canada, the agency that regulates transportation in Canada, has claimed that the malfunction was due to the Boeing 777's pilot dumping his cup of coffee on the plane's communication equipment.

The spilled liquid caused the plane's radio to send out transponder code (or 'squawk') 7500, denoting hijacking; The crew were able to stop the faulty squawk, but decided to land anyway, the report said.

The 241 passengers and 14 crew members were put in a different aeroplane once on the ground in Toronto, flown back to Chicago, put up in a hotel and then flown to Frankfurt on Tuesday afternoon.

Cheap Hotel Bookings India
India Cheap Hotel Rooms
Toronto Air Ticket Cheap
Cheap Travel Insurance
Kailash Mansarovar

Car Hire India
Delhi Tourism
India Tourism
Travel Guide

Tags: Emergency Landing    Flights   
Canada Packages
Canada Honey Moon Packages
Canada Cruises .. all rights reserved ..