Monday’s emergency landing in Toronto explained

Pilot spilled coffee on controls

A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany made an emergency landing in Toronto on Monday after encountering problems with the communication system. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Wednesday that those communication problems were caused by the pilot, who had spilled coffee on the radio equipment. The incident is still being investigated.

CBC News


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