British Airways flight makes emergency landing in Iceland, terrorism ruled out
Saturday, August 26, 2006
A BA spokesman said that the Boeing 777 landed safely at Keflavik Airport. He added that the plane’s 268 passengers left the craft unharmed.
A spokeswoman from the Iceland Civil Aviation Administration ruled out any terrorist involvement. She added: "They were 50 miles from Keflavik when it was thought there was a fire. But it turned out to be only smoke."
The flight should complete its journey to the US tomorrow. Passengers are spending the night in a hotel.
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