‘Horror film’ mid-air: Smoke fills British Airways plane, prompts emergency landing (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Flight BA 422 from London's Heathrow Airport was on landing approach when the cabin began to fill with smoke on Monday afternoon.
“Terrifying experience on flight to Valencia,” one of the passengers tweeted after the emergency landing. “Felt like horror film. Thankfully everyone safe. Flight filled with smoke and had to be emergency evacuated.”
Videos posted online showed the smoky cabin during the brief emergency, while other clips depicted passengers evacuating the aircraft.
#BritishAirways#Valencia#EmergencyLanding Still waiting to hear what actually happened on our British Airways flight from LHR to Valencia in which our cabin filled with smoke in the last 10 minutes of flight, had to disembark via emergency chutes. No comms 60 mins and counting! pic.twitter.com/UywuesxHeC— Gayle Fitzpatrick (@gaylem1978) August 5, 2019
A spokesperson for British Airways said in statement:
"Flight BA422 from Heathrow to Valencia experienced a technical issue on its landing approach into Valencia. All our customers were evacuated safely by our crew and met by the airport's emergency services.
"There were 175 customers on board the flight, with six cabin crew and two pilots. Three customers were taken to hospital as a precaution and have since been discharged.
"The safety of our customers and crew is always our highest priority. In addition to our team on site, other British Airways team members have arrived in Valencia to help our customers and our local airport partners with anything they need."
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