Air Transat 315: Rome-to-Toronto flight diverts, lands in Dublin

A Toronto-bound Air Transat flight from Rome diverted to Dublin on Friday and has landed safely.

Air Transat spokeswoman Ursula Leonowicz said the Airbus A330 with 313 passengers aboard diverted for a “precautionary technical verification.”

She said in an email that there were traces of smoke in the cabin on Flight 315, but did not elaborate further.

The approximately nine-hour flight was scheduled to land at Pearson International Airport just before 5 p.m. ET

According to the flight tracking site Flight Aware, the plane was registered as C-GITS, which would make it the same aircraft that crash-landed in the Azores almost 14 years ago.

That flight, Air Transat Flight 236, bound for Lisbon from Toronto on Aug. 24, 2001, crash-landed in the Azores after gliding powerless over the ocean for 30 minutes.