Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service

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Fire crews called to Liverpool John Lennon Airport


Monday, 16 October 2017
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Firefighters were called out to Liverpool John Lennon Airport this morning after a passenger plane turned back to the airport when air crew became aware of a strange smell in the cockpit area.

Crews were alerted at 7.34am and were on scene at 7.39am.

3 fire engines and the Search and Rescue Team were in attendance.

Pilots landed the plane safely and MFRS fire crews remained on stand by in support of Airport Fire Service who deployed teams of personnel wearing breathing apparatus into the plane.

Passengers were safely evacuated from the plane and after Airport Fire Service personnel had checked the cockpit and found no signs of fire, Merseyside fire & Rescue Service crews were able to leave the scene of the incident in their hands.

Fire crews were at the airport for half an hour.

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