Passengers smelling smoke forces dramatic landing of British Airways flight

Published on : Saturday, February 18, 2017

british-airwaysA flight of British Airways was compelled to go for an emergency landing yesterday immediately after the passengers on board the flight started smelling smoke.


Emergency services rushed to the scene to meet the flight BA 4454 after its pilot had sent an urgent alert to the ground control. The Embraer 190 that was a 98-seater had taken off from the region of Rotterdam. It then landed around 12.35 p.m. for meeting with the fire crew personnel.


British Airways had confirmed that they had been inspecting the aircraft to ascertain as to what had caused the smoke.


A spokesman of the airlines company told the media that a smokey smell was reportedly detected on board the flight. In order to ensure that all the passengers and crew members are perfectly safe, the captain decided to announce an emergency landing.


He added that after the aircraft had been inspected thoroughly, no traces of smoke were discovered and their engineers are currently investigating the aircraft.


The spokesman also added that the flight had been capable of making a safe landing and as a precautionary measure had been met by the emergency services. The journey from Rotterdam generally takes just 50 minutes and is described as a ‘normal passenger’ service.


One of the passengers was alarmed to a great extent. He took to Twitter to express his panic.


Yesterday, London City Airport asserted that all the passengers and crew members had got off the flight safely without any problem. The fire crew of London City Airport were on stand by to meet the aircraft as part of a precautionary action. All the passengers and crew members were able to disembark safely.


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