A Korean Air plane made an emergency landing at an airport in Japan Korea
Flight B737-900 left the port city of Busan at 9.11 am and was expected to arrive at Fukuoka on Kyushu Island at 10.31 am. Five minutes before the actual landing and as the plane was making its descent, smoke was detected by the flight crew, the flag carrier said in a statement. The company asked the Fukuoka tower control to ready firefighters and rescue teams in case of an emergency, but there was no fire on the plane that was carrying 151 passengers and eight crew members, the statement said.
All passengers and crew members safely got off the twin-engine jet, and the company and the local fire authorities are investigating what caused the incident, it said.