Glasgow Airport: Four hurt in evacuation of Jet2 Alicante flight: BBC News

Posted: October 19, 2012 in Airlines, Aviation & Airports (General News), Glasgow
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[BBC News] At least four passengers have been injured in the emergency evacuation of an aircraft at Glasgow Airport.

Passengers and crew left the aircraft after the captain declared an emergency

Passengers and crew left the aircraft after the captain declared an emergency. Photo: Wikipedia

The captain of a Jet2 aircraft preparing to depart for Alicante declared an emergency at about 07:40. It is believed smoke had been detected in the cabin.

Passengers and crew left the aircraft using the emergency exits.

The runway has been closed and flights to and from Glasgow Airport are currently suspended.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue have been called out to assist firefighters based at the airport.

A Strathclyde Police spokeswoman said: “We are currently dealing with an ongoing incident at Glasgow Airport involving a 737 aircraft following reports of smoke within the cabin.

“Emergency services are in attendance and the passengers have been evacuated as a precaution.”

A statement from Jet2 said: “This morning’s flight LS177 from Glasgow Airport to Alicante made an emergency stop on the runway just prior to take-off.

“The aircraft was forced to curtail take-off due to smoke in the cabin.

“All 189 passengers have disembarked the aircraft.”……

Read the original story at BBC News……


BBC News
19th Oct, 2012


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