Plane With Smoke In Cabin Returns To Newark Airport

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Continental Airlines says a cross-country flight from Newark, N.J., had to return there a few minutes after taking off when smoke was reported in the plane’s cabin.

Flight 1626 was bound for San Diego when it took off Wednesday morning from Newark Liberty International Airport. It returned about 15 minutes later.

A spokeswoman for the Chicago-based airline says the smoke was caused by de-icing fluid that seeped into an engine.

The plane landed safely. The passengers were put on another plane.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • MasterLeeMochow

  • seyomourbutt

    it is very important to close the engines bleed valves, apu bleed valve before de-icing and c/out engine ground runniing afterwards to purge the engine of any anti-icing fluid

    • Skip

      As if the general pulic has any idea what your talking about…..

  • afterschool carl

    Perhaps one of the passengers had eaten White Castles before takeoff.

  • Dumba Merican

    i do not believe this explanation.

    my opinion, based on no evidence whatsoever, is that the flight attendants were taking some choice bong hits. passengers were saying “hey, give us some too”. the flight attendants said no, so the passengers narc’ed them out.

    this explanation is a lot more fun.

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