Cyprus Mail

Serbia jetliner heads home after Larnaca emergency landing (Update)

Larnaca airport

AN Air Serbia passenger aircraft, diverted to Larnaca airport while en route to Belgrade, continued onto its final destination later on Thursday.

Airports operator Hermes spokesman Adamos Aspris said the airliner, travelling from Abu Dhabi to Belgrade, landed safely at Larnaca international shortly before 1pm.

At around 12.30 Cypriot authorities were alerted that the pilot decided as a precaution to divert and touch down at Larnaca, after people on board noticed an intense burning odour.
The plane had six crew and 73 passengers on board. They were all safe.

Airport authorities, ambulances and fire engines were mobilised ahead of the plane’s arrival, but no action was needed on their part once the aircraft landed, Aspris said.

The necessary technical checks were carried out on board the plane, which took off for Serbia late in the afternoon.

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