Smoke Reported On China Eastern Flight At LAX

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The Los Angeles Fire Department reports the situation is static after smoke was reported on a passenger jet at LAX Saturday.

Reports came in of smoke in the cockpit of an Airbus jet just before 12:15 p.m.

A representative for LAX confirmed there was a problem with a power unit on China Eastern flight 586. The aircraft was an Airbus 340-600.

The flight was preparing to leave gate 105 of the Tom Bradley International Terminal when the smoke was reported.

The fire department says there was no flame and no injuries.

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  • Den P

    18 years ago I took a China flight from Los Angeles to the Philippines via SFO (Burlingame CA) and Japan. Something was burning about half way to the F r i s c o Bay area. It scared us but quicky went away. The stewardes later told us that one of the coffee makers burned out.

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