Palm Beach Airport locks down to disinfect American Airlines passengers

Published on : Friday, July 22, 2016

Palm beach airportThe Palm Beach Airport authorities had to close off one of their runways as seventeen passengers faced minor medical emergency due to a fuel leakage.



TheĀ American Airlines jet was originally heading towards Philadelphia International Airport, when it faced mechanical problem at Palm Beach.



The passengers had to wait on the runway beside the problematic American Airlines flight, while the emergency services were providing aid to them.



Many of the passengers experienced itchiness, breathing problem or burning eyes due to the fuel leakage.



Some passengers reported that right before the evacuation order came; they heard a metal screeching sound, followed by the stench of electrical fire.



It was estimated that some of the injuries occurred during the evacuation through emergency slides.



The passengers, who were coming off the starboard side, were being washed with fluids at the airport.



Apart from the minor injuries, passengers were reported to be safe. The evacuation was completed in less than 10 minutes. Apart from the contaminated passengers of the American Airlines flight, all other passengers were sent to the airport terminal by bus.


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