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Smoke in plane diverts Air Transat flight to St. John's

An Air Transat plane enroute from Barcelona to Montreal was diverted to St. John's airport Monday with fire crews on standby.
An Air Transat plane enroute from Barcelona to Montreal was diverted to St. John's airport Monday with fire crews on standby. - Joe Gibbons

St. John's International Airport (YYT) firefighters along with folks from the St. John's Regional Fire Department firefighters are at YYT to deal with an incident onboard a Air Transit Airbus A310 that had to land after reports of smoke in the aircraft. 

First responders from various agencies are also on standby at the Tarmac entrance gate by the airport control tower.

YYT crews are currently onboard the aircraft investigating the source of the smoke. 

Three apparatus trucks are staged by the aircraft, which is parked by Gate 1 on the Tarmac.

The plane was enroute from Barcelona to Montreal before it was diverted.

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