Emergency evacuation at airport

Oct 19 2012

Firefighters are attending an emergency evacuation of an aircraft at Glasgow Airport.

The captain of a Jet2 aircraft preparing to depart for Alicante declared an emergency at about 07:40. It is believed smoke had been detected in the cockpit.

Passengers and crew left the aircraft using the emergency exits.

At least four of the passengers have been injured, although their injuries are not believed to be serious.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue have been called out to assist firefighters based at the airport.

The runway has been closed and flights to and from Glasgow Airport are currently being delayed.

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Reproduced under licence from BBC News 2012 BBC

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