SAS passenger jet makes emergency landing in Greenland

Faulty java machine forces down airliner

An SAS passenger flight heading from Sweden to the United States is slated to take off again today after a suspected faulty coffee maker forced it to make an emergency landing at an airport in Greenland yesterday.

The Airbus 330 carrying 146 passengers was en route from Stockholm to Chicago when it was forced to land in Greenland.

“There was a smell of smoke in the cabin, which is believed to have been caused by a short-circuited coffee maker,” SAS press spokesperson Anna Nielsen told the Swedish press.

A night in Greenland
Passenger Anneli Alanko said the lights had gone out and passengers were told to remain seated with their seat belts fastened.

“The captain later said we should prepare for a normal landing and that we would be met by fire engines, which he said was a routine measure,” she said.

None of the passengers or crew members on board were injured, and according to Nielsen the landing was “normal and undramatic”.

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The travellers stayed at a hotel overnight and the plane was expected to take off from Greenland and head to Chicago today.