Was it a person who had grilled a cigarette in midair? Anyway, the passengers of flight MK 219 from the island of La Réunion had their dose of fright when a passenger reported the presence of smoke next to his seat, yesterday Monday, February 17.
The aircraft was within minutes of landing. It seems that this low smoke emerged from the housing In-Flight Entertainment System of the seat in front of him. Informed the captain immediately informed the control tower of the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Plaisance. The airport authorities have then triggered the precautionary procedures required ground with firefighters who were dispatched in an emergency.
The side of Air Mauritius, it indicates that an investigation was initiated to identify the cause of this incident. MK said that they has already contacted Panasonic , the provider of entertainment system.
In a statement issued yesterday, the national airline also stated that the In-Flight Entertainment System , or IFE, is the electronic system that manages movies, games and music available to passengers during flight. And, this system is not related to control systems and safety of the apparatus.