A British Airways flight had to be evacuated on the runway shortly after landing in Valencia on Monday (5 August) after the cabin filled with smoke.
Crew deployed the aircraft’s emergency chutes to allow the 175 passengers onboard the stricken Airbus A321 to escape following what BA later described as a “technical issue”.
Three passengers onboard BA flight 422, which took off from Heathrow at 3.10pm on Monday, were taken to hospital following the incident. They have since been discharged.
#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
Two pilots and six members of cabin crew also safely evacuated the aircraft, the BBC reports.
BA has apologised to those affected and said it was sourcing an alternative aircraft to operate flights back to London.