An Emirates A380 plane with more than 500 people on board and a Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300 plane with 292 passengers on board made emergency landings on Friday and Thursday respectively.
An Emirates A380 plane made an emergency landing in Sri Lanka on Friday after pilots detected smoke in the cockpit, aviation officials said. The aircraft was en route to Dubai from Sydney when it was diverted to Colombo. The aircraft, which landed safely in Colombo, was 320 nautical miles (around 600 kilometers) east of the city when pilots made a distress call.
On the other hand, a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to New York made an emergency landing in Copenhagen on Thursday after the cabin crew found an unattended small bag. Taking off at 1.00 p.m. from Istanbul, the plane made an emergency landing at 4.40 p.m., about four hours after it took off. The crew and passengers were evacuated upon arrival to the Copenhagen airport and necessary security measures were taken by Danish security forces. After the necessary security procedure was followed through, it was found that the small bag was just a camera bag and had been left over from the previous flight.