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'Smoke smell' forces flights to land at UK airports

'Smoke smell' forces flights to land at UK airports

Several airlines have confirmed diversions or precautionary landings
A number of flights to UK airports have been forced to land or divert following reports of "smoke smells".Precautionary landings been reported from flights travelling to Dublin, Manchester, Liverpool and Jersey.Liverpool John Lennon Airport said the smells appeared to be connected with "atmospheric conditions".British Airways, Easyjet and Auringy also confirmed the reports of smells on their flights were linked to weather conditions.A spokesman for John Lennon Airport said there were three "precautionary landings" following reports of smells in the cockpit of the planes.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called to the airport at about 07:39 BST and supported airport fire personnel, who boarded a passenger jet.
Easyjet confirmed a service between Liverpool and Zakynthos had to return to Liverpool, a flight from Malaga to Liverpool made a precautionary landing at the airport, and a service from Manchester Airport flying to Hamburg also had to return
Flybe said crews aboard a service from Cardiff to Dublin took "precautionary action" when they detected the smell of fumes, but the aircraft was able to land as normal
An Aurigny service travelling from Guernsey to Bristol had to head back to the Channel Island due to the smell, but was returned to service after checks by engineers
Emergency services were called to a British Airways aircraft landing in Jersey "as a precaution" due to the conditions.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service deployed fire crews to Liverpool's John Lennon Airport
NATS, a company that provides air traffic control services in the UK, said it had facilitated "a number" of diversions from aircraft reporting fumes being detected in the cockpit.All of these flights had landed safely, a spokesman added.It comes following reports of an "unusual" reddish sky across parts of England, which experts are attributing to the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia dragging in tropical air and dust from the Sahara, as well as debris from forest fires in Portugal and Spain.The Met Office said: "The same southerly winds that have brought us the current warmth have also drawn dust from the Sahara and smoke from wildfires occurring over northern Iberia (Spain/Portugal) to our latitudes."
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