Overheated oven forces flight to Qatar to be aborted

Royal Jordanian says flight forced to return to Amman due to 'smell of electrical smoke'
Overheated oven forces flight to Qatar to be aborted
By Staff writer
Tue 07 Mar 2017 02:03 PM

A flight from Jordan to Qatar was aborted on Tuesday morning due to an overheating oven.

Royal Jordanian said in a statement that its Airbus A319 which was en route from Amman to Doha returned to Amman an hour after take off.

The airline blamed an overheated oven for the diversion, saying the oven "resulted in a smell of electrical smoke in the galley area".

The captain decided to return to Queen Alia International Airport as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of passengers and aircraft, the carrier said in the statement.

It added that the 87 passengers reached Doha later on Tuesday morning on board another Royal Jordanian aircraft.

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