A United Airlines Dreamliner makes emergency landing in New Caledonia

Nouméa - Today, A United Airlines Boeing 787 made an emergency landing at La Tontouta International Airport in New Caledonia.

According to the information released by La Tontouta Airport management, pilots of the aircraft decided to divert to the nearest airport when they noticed smoke in the cockpit.

Passengers had to use oxygen masks due to the smoke. The aircraft landed at La Tontouta safely at 4:20 p.m. local as evidenced by some passengers on social networks.

The aircraft was carrying out Los Angeles-Melbourne flight when the incident occurred.

The 257 passengers will be accommodated in hotels in Nouméa.