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Thursday, October 18, 2012

British Pilots Abort Flight, Alert Firefighters When Burning Smell Noticed

The firefighting unit responded to pilots' notification of a burning smell in their aircraft at a British airport tonight. (Paul Hamilton photo)

A British flight was aborted earlier today when pilots returned to the terminal after they both said they identified a burning smell.

The pilot and co-pilot of a flight from the island of St Mary's in the Isles of Scilly to Newquay in Cornwall were alarmed, according to a report in the newspaper, This Is Cornwall.

Airport firefighter Kevin James said: "It was lined up ready to take off when one pilot said to the other 'can you smell burning?' to which the co-pilot apparently replied 'I was wondering whether you were going to say anything in case it was just me'."

Control tower personnel alerted the firefighting unit.

"We were told of a burning smell in the cabin," said Mr James. "While other flights were put on hold we dashed to the fire engine and put on our kit."I had a chat with the captain and disembarked all the passengers.

"One of the last to get off looked at the first officer and said, 'I think it might be me'."

Mr. James disclosed that the person who spoke up was a farrier from the mainland who had been shoeing horses on the island all day.

Sometimes farriers can't avoid taking their work with them at the end of the day.
(Photo credit: Hugh Hume)

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