Edinburgh flight forced into emergency landing due to 'unusual smell'

The Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt was forced to divert to Amsterdam after an unusual smell inside the cabin.

Edinburgh flight forced into emergency landing in Amsterdam due to ‘unusual smell’ iStock

A plane bound for Edinburgh was forced to make an emergency landing over an “unusual smell”.

The Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to the Scottish Capital had to turn around and touch down in Amsterdam on Sunday, after concerns were raised when flying over the North Sea.

Crew members could smell the unusual smell in the cabin of the Airbus A320, as reported by Aviation Source News.

The decision was made shortly after take-off to divert and land at Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport.

The flight made a safe landing in the Dutch capital on around 10.20pm, and there were no injuries reported.

It is understood that the flight crew did not declare a formal emergency and normal flight procedures were followed.

A Lufthansa spokesperson said: “Lufthansa flight LH964 on January 21, 2024, on route from Frankfurt to Edinburgh with 84 passengers and six crew members did divert to Amsterdam as there was an unusual smell was noticed in the cabin.

“By precaution the crew decided to divert to an airport near by.

“The Airbus A320-Neo, registered D-AINC, did land normally at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. No emergency landing was declared, the safety of this flight was never compromised.

“The passengers have been rebooked an alternative flights by the staff, first back to Frankfurt and then to Edinburgh.

“The aircraft was checked by maintenance and was put back into service one day later as there was no technical finding.”

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