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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 August 2006, 20:45 GMT 21:45 UK
Emergency landing for BA flight
British Airways Boeing 777
The Boeing 777 BA flight was heading to Denver, Colorado
A British Airways flight has made an emergency landing at an airport in Iceland after smoke poured from a galley oven.

The flight from London was en route to Denver when the smoke appeared, forcing a landing at Keflavik Airport.

All 268 passenger disembarked the Boeing 777 flight safely and officials ruled out any link to terrorism.

Emergency crews were on standby at the airport, which is 30 miles from the capital Reykjavik.

A spokeswoman from the Iceland Civil Aviation Administration said there was no terrorist threat.

"They were 50 miles from Keflavik when it was thought there was a fire. But it turned out to be only smoke," she said.

A British Airways spokesman said the plane had landed safely and that passengers had disembarked as normal.

The flight was likely to complete its journey to the US on Sunday with passengers being put up in a hotel overnight, he added.






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