AP NEWS
Click to copy
Click to copy

British Airways flight evacuated after filling with smoke

August 5, 2019
FILE - This Jan. 10, 2017 file photo shows British Airways planes parked at Heathrow Airport in London. Spanish emergency services say that they have responded to a British Airways flight that filled with smoke while landing and had to evacuate its passengers, News agency Europa Press reported Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
FILE - This Jan. 10, 2017 file photo shows British Airways planes parked at Heathrow Airport in London. Spanish emergency services say that they have responded to a British Airways flight that filled with smoke while landing and had to evacuate its passengers, News agency Europa Press reported Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

MADRID (AP) — Spanish emergency services say they have responded to a British Airways flight that filled with smoke while landing and had to evacuate its passengers.

News agency Europa Press said Monday that local government officials reported that three people have been treated for smoke inhalation and another 10 to 12 were treated for knocks received when they slid down inflatable emergency slides after arriving at the airport in the eastern city of Valencia.

Emergency services for the regional government of Valencia say they received an alert that one of the plane’s engines had caught fire. Responders only saw smoke when they got to the airport.

An airline spokesman said: “We can confirm that British Airways flight BA422 from Heathrow to Valencia has been involved in an incident today.”

All contents © copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.