SAA: There was no fire in the cockpit

The South Africa Airways confirms that the crew operating the plane from Accra to Ghana noticed fumes or smoke in the cockpit.

SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali says the plane crew followed the necessary protocol and turned the plane around.

Speaking to Clement Manyathela on the Xolani Gwala Show, Tlali says the incident is currently under investigation.

The suggestion made that there was a fire in the cockpit is entirely inaccurate.

Tlali Tlali, Spokesperson - SAA

When the aircraft was airborne, the commander of the aircraft then made an announcement to the effect that smoke was being detected and noticed in the cockpit. It appears that that information was processed by passengers to suggest that there was a fire.

Tlali Tlali, Spokesperson - SAA

The cockpit crew communicated what they saw, smoke and not fire. There was no fire in the cockpit.

Tlali Tlali, Spokesperson - SAA

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