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Smoke in cockpit on easyJet flight

An easyJet flight on route to Bristol had to be diverted after smoke was reported in the cockpit.

Passengers on flight EZY6238 from Berlin instead landed at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport last night due to what the airline described as "a technical issue".

A spokeswoman confirmed that the pilot had reported smoke in the cockpit and passengers also reported the smell of smoke in the cabin.

Emergency services were on hand to meet the plane when it landed but passengers did not have to be evacuated, instead disembarking the plane normally.

Passenger Ellen Braksator wrote on Twitter: "We're all okay, there was a strong smell of smoke on flightdeck and emergency landed in Schiphol. No panic."

The easyJet spokeswoman said: "The safety and welfare of its passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority."

"We would like to apologise for any inconvenience experienced due to the delay and will do all possible to keep passengers fully informed. Passengers are currently being cared for while their onward travel to Bristol is being arranged."

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