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Watch: British Airways plane ‘evacuated’ as smoke fills cabin

by LLB Reporter
6th Aug 19 10:27 am

Minutes before a British Airways flight was due to land at Valencia Airport in Spain the cabin filled with smoke.

A spokesman for the airline said on Monday evening, “We can confirm that British Airways flight BA422 from Heathrow to Valencia has been involved in an incident today.

“The aircraft, an A321, has landed and all customers and crew have disembarked.

“British Airways teams are assisting customers who are in the airport terminal.”

Gayle Fitzpatrick, from Glasgow, Scotland who was on the flight said, “It was very scary. The flight was just ending, and with 10 minutes to go the flight started descending rapidly as smoke started to fill the cabin.

“A detector was going off saying the cabin was filling with smoke. It was like a horrible white acrid smoke.

“There was chat it was an air conditioning unit. There were no communications from the crew, some of which started to wear full oxygen masks and protective fire wear.

“Eventually they managed to open the emergency doors and told us to go down the chutes.

“There were fire engines waiting and then we were all ushered into a bus then to the airport.

“We are still waiting to hear what happened. People were crying and hyperventilating. It was genuinely scary.”

She added, “We were not told it was an emergency until we had landed and they were trying to open the cabin doors for passengers to jump down the chutes.”

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