Delta Emergency Landing in Manchester
What: Delta Airlines Boeing 767-400 en route from New York to Athens
Where: Manchester England
When: Midnight (E.T.)
Who: 231 passengers and 12 crew
Why: While en route over the Irish sea, smoke was detected in the cockpit. The crew diverted to Manchester where they made a safe landing.
Passengers were provided hotel rooms. They would have been able to leave earlier but for an ATC strike in France.http://avstop.com/news_sept_2010/air_traffic_control_strike_affecting_traffic_in_and_out_of_france.htm The passengers were scheduled to fly out Friday morning at 8:00 a.m.