A Norwegian Air flight with 79 persons on board made an emergency landing at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport around 12:30pm on Tuesday, after pilots picked up warning signals that smoke was developing in the rear portion of the aircraft.
The flight, bound for Stockholm from Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen, issued an alarm shortly after noon and asked for priority landing, Norwegian Air spokesperson Åsa Larsson told news bureau NTB.
It was immediately granted and the Boeing 737 jet was met by no less than 10 emergency vehicles on the ground.
Swedish police, however, reported on their website that emergency crews could find no indication of actual smoke or a fire. No evacuation was deemed necessary and passengers were kept on board until the aircraft could be towed to a gate where they could disembark, police reported.
More thorough examination revealed no sign of smoke or flames, and police said there probably was no fire after all even though the aircraft’s emergency signals warned of smoke in its landing gear and in the rear portion of the cabin.