Technicians examining plane to determine what caused smoke, diversion to Halifax

Maintenance crew were examining an American Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Halifax late Tuesday to find out what caused an apparent electrical fire in a cabin washroom.

HALIFAX — Maintenance crew were examining an American Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Halifax late Tuesday to find out what caused an apparent electrical fire in a cabin washroom.

A spokeswoman for the airline said all but five of the 194 passengers resumed their flight to Zurich early Wednesday and arrived there at around 10 a.m. AT.

Mary Frances Fagan said technicians were looking over the plane, but it wasn’t clear what caused the electrical malfunction in the mid-cabin washroom more than an hour into the transatlantic flight.

“The plane will be going to a maintenance facility in Texas,” she said from Chicago.

“They will continue the investigation to determine the cause of the fire.”

Flight 64 was en route to Switzerland from New York City when the crew declared an emergency due to smoke in the mid-cabin and diverted to Halifax.

An official with the Halifax airport said they received an unconfirmed report of a fire that may have started in a ceiling fan motor in a washroom.

Fagan said one of the 12 crew members put on a personal breathing device and extinguished the burning material on the Boeing 767-300.

One person was examined by paramedics at the airport Tuesday, but was believed to have been suffering from anxiety.

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