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Fire on Lufthansa aircraft - 23 Aug 2003
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Fire forces Lufthansa plane to land in Austria

VIENNA, Aug 23 (Reuters) - A Lufthansa plane en route to Milan from Munich made an emergency landing at Innsbruck airport in western Austria on Saturday after a fire broke out in the cabin, the German national carrier said.

Flight attendants immediately extinguished the fire and none of the 84 passengers was injured.

"There was no fire in the aircraft when it landed, as has been reported," a Lufthansa spokeswoman told Reuters in Berlin.

"A fire broke out in the cabin and was extinguished by the crew. No one was injured. As a security precaution, the plane made a landing in Innsbruck," she added.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known but Austrian state television ORF said it began in an overhead luggage slot in the passenger cabin.

Passengers were being attended to by emergency services in Innsbruck while the airline arranged for a substitute aircraft to take them to Milan.
 
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CD I wonder if there will be any follow-up on this one where we find out what caused the problem? Thanks for posting this.

Barbara
 
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