A passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing over a smell of smoke, is has emerged.  

The Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Edinburgh turned round and touched down in Amsterdam. 

The Airbus A320 was making its way over the North Sea when concerned were raised, the Scottish Sun reports.  

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Crew members could smell smoke in the cabin, according to Aviation Source News

The decision was made around 30 minutes after takeoff to divert and land at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport. 

The aircraft made a safe landing in the Dutch capital on around 10.20pm on Sunday. 

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It is understood that the flight crew did not declare a formal emergency and normal flight procedures were followed. 

The plane was able to continue its journey after checks were carried out.