ANA flight returns to Manila after smoke reported in cockpit

An All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight made an emergency landing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila on November 21st after pilots reported smoke inside the cockpit.

All Nippon Airways Boeing 767 parked at Terminal 3 after the incident. (Photo by Edison Damian Hugo via Philippine PlaneSpotters Group)

ANA flight NH-950 bound for Tokyo departed Manila at 9:54 am local time.

Based on initial information, the aircraft returned to Manila, landing safely at 10:29 am due to safety concerns.

There were no injuries reported among the 175 passengers and 10 crew members, according to the Manila International Airport Authority.

Atty. Carmelo Arcilla, Executive Director of the Civil Aeronautics Board, told Agence France-Presse:

The plane safely landed and there was no panic. It appears the pilot just followed safety protocols.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is investigating the cause of the emergency.  

CAAP spokesperson Eric Apolonio confirmed that two aircraft accident investigators have been dispatched to NAIA Terminal 3 to conduct a thorough investigation.