26 Mar 2019

United Airlines makes emergency landing in New Caledonia

6:43 am on 26 March 2019

An airliner flying from Australia to the United States made an emergency landing in New Caledonia.

Reports say there was smoke in the cockpit of the United Airlines Boeing 787 but the plane landed safely in Noumea yesterday.

It was on a flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles.

The news agency AFP says oxygen masks were dropped for the passengers.