EasyJet flight to Basel forced to return to Thessaloniki after technical problem


An EasyJet flight that took off from Thessaloniki on Tuesday bound for the Swiss city of Basel was forced to return to the northern Greek port shortly after takeoff due to what the company described as a technical problem.

"EasyJet can confirm that flight EZS1110 from Thessaloniki to Basel returned tp Thessaloniki due to a technical issue that resulted in smell of fumes in the cockpit," the company said in a statement, adding that a replacement crew and aircraft was being organized so that passengers could continue their journey to Basel. 

No one was injured in the incident and the flight’s 152 passengers were redirected to other flights, according to reports.