- The aircraft was flying from Toronto to Washington DC when it had to land
- It landed in Washington Dulles International Airport instead of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Sunday evening
- All 63 passengers and four crew members exited the plane with no injuries
- Officials are investigating why the cockpit filled with smoke during the flight
An Air Canada passenger jet with 67 people aboard made an emergency landing on Sunday after pilots observed smoke in the cockpit.
The flight was going from Toronto to Washington DC when it landed at an airport just outside the US capitol.
The aircraft from Toronto was originally bound for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, but it landed safety at Washington Dulles International Airport instead.
All 63 passengers and four crew members left the aircraft on the inflatable slides and no one was injured.
An Air Canada flight made an emergency landing just outside Washington DC after pilots reported the cockpit filling with smoke
All 63 passengers and four crew members were able to safely evacuate the plane on the inflatable slides. No one was injured during the incident
David Brown, a passenger on the flight, told CBC News Toronto that it took them 15 minutes to land after the pilot announced there was smoke in the cockpit.
‘We smelled a slight burning odour, but there was no smoke or fire in the cabin,’ he said.
‘Passengers were calm and quiet after the flight attendants said we would be making an emergency landing and went through procedures.’
Another passenger said that some of the passengers were frightened during the event but still remained rather composed.
One runway at the Washington Dulles Airport was closed while crew members investigated the plane after it landed shortly after 6pm on Sunday.
But there were no delays because of the incident and all other runways were able to operate as normal.
Passengers were reportedly hugging each other and calling people once they were safely off the plane.
The Federal Aviation Administration said it would investigate the incident.
Neither the agency nor the airline provided any information about the origin of the smoke reported in the cockpit.
David Brown, a passenger on the plane, said that it took 15 minutes for the plane to land after the pilot announced that there was smoke in the cockpit