Swedish plane makes emergency landing in Turkey

(AFP) A passenger aircraft belonging to Swedish company Britannia made an emergency landing Wednesday in the northern Turkish city of Trabzon due to a technical hitch, a local airport official told AFP.

The official declined to give other details, but Trabzon deputy governor Bahattin Atci told Anatolia news agency that the plane, with 317 passengers and 10 crew on board, was forced to land after smoke appeared in the cockpit.

The passengers were to spend the night in hotels in Trabzon, on Turkey’s Black Sea coast, and a team of technicians was to come from Britain to repair the plane, which was en route from Abu Dhabi to Copenhagen, Atci said.