It was a tough day in the air and on the ground on Friday for Air Canada and Los Angeles International Airport.
An Air Canada Embraer ERH-190AR aircraft declared an emergency Friday night after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit. The flight was en route from Newark-Liberty to Toronto's Pearson International Airport.
It was able to land without further incident or the need for an evacuation, but emergency services did inspect the plane. There has been no determination as to what caused the smoke.
More than 2,500 miles away, a water main break at Terminal 5 at LAX on Friday didn't disrupt or delay any flights but it did cause some, uh, discomfort as passengers could not drink any water from fountains nor, more importantly, use the bathrooms.
Airport officials tried to warn passengers to arrive early and use the bathrooms in other terminals if they had to 'go' before getting on their flight. LAX contracted to have port-a-potties brought in to use at Terminal 5 and handed out free bottles of water to passengers.
The problem was resolved after almost a nine-hour inconvenience.
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