Delta plane makes emergency landing at Tokyo's Narita Airport after smoke reported in cabin

A Delta plane bound for Saipan made an emergency landing at Tokyo's Narita Airport.
A Delta plane bound for Saipan made an emergency landing at Tokyo's Narita Airport.PHOTO: EPA

TOKYO (AFP) - A Delta plane bound for Saipan made an emergency landing at Tokyo's Narita Airport on Saturday (Jan 23), after smoke in the cabin was reported, but no one was injured, an airport official said.

The Boeing 757-200 with 97 crew and passengers on board was forced to return to the Japanese capital's airport on Saturday morning after smoke was "detected" in the cabin, the official said.

The airport was temporarily closed when the plane returned, and all the crew and passengers evacuated safely, he added.

Local media said airport engineers had so far found no damage in the cabin, while Delta was investigating the problem.