UPS pilots 'struggled to land' with smoke-filled cockpit

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  1. cheryl

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    UPS pilots 'struggled to land' with smoke-filled cockpit - Google

    The cockpit of a United Parcel Service 747 cargo plane filled with smoke as pilots fought to maintain altitude and return to Dubai, where the plane crashed and both crew members died, a civil aviation statement said on Sunday.

    The United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority said in the statement that investigators have recovered a cockpit voice recorder from the aircraft, which went down on Friday inside a military base.

    Twenty-two minutes after takeoff, "information was received from Bahrain that the aircraft was returning to Dubai Airport with smoke in the cockpit," the GCAA statement said.

    The plane was "unable to maintain altitude and requested the airport for landing," it said.