The flight from London to Spain on Monday was forced to make an emergency landing after a technical issue resulted in thick white smoke filling up the cabin.
The British Airways flight were forced to evacuate after smoke filled the aircraft cabin minutes before it was due to land. The plane managed to land safely and passengers were slid down the emergency chutes to the runway.
Footage and photos shared online show the aircraft filling up with smoke.
— The Pigeon Express – TPE (@PigeonExpress_) August 6, 2019
.@British_Airways terrifying experience on flight to Valencia. Felt like horror film. Thankfully everyone safe. Flight filled with smoke and had to be emergency evacuated. #britishairways pic.twitter.com/NT4Gtme9kl
— Lucy Brown (@lucyaabrown) August 5, 2019
In a statement British Airways said: “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 the hospital as a precaution and have since been discharged.”
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