Authority clarifies that smoke emanated from one of the engines of a plane.
Authorities in Sharjah have denied rumours about a plane catching fire while in the Emirate’s airspace. Reports about the supposed fire had gone viral on social media.
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The Sharjah Civil Aviation Department (SCAD) clarified that smoke emanated from one of the engines of a Turkey-bound cargo plane two minutes after take off due to a “small malfunction”.
The defect was fixed by the pilot and the flight landed in Istanbul without any incident.
(This is a developing story and will be updated once more details are available)