British Airways jet catches fire as passengers and crew are evacuated after flight from London
A fire erupted in one of the engines, police confirmed
Plane passengers had to be evacuated from a British Airways flight after it caught fire.
The plane, which took off from London, was hosed down by firefighters at Copenhagen Airport in Denmark just after it landed yesterday evening.
just landed in copenhagen and they immediately started spraying my plane, i knew something was wrong cause I felt heat. suddenly on the PA a man says “please leave all your stuff and evacuate the plane” the engine of my plane was on fire!!!!
— Diana Kris (@_dianakris) July 6, 2022
Danish police confirmed passengers was evacuated after a fire broke out in one of the engines.
Officers tweeted: "A fire erupted in an engine of a passenger jet that was stopped at the gate. Fire is out. Passengers evacuated. No one injured."
— Gabe Gudgel (@gabegudgel) July 6, 2022
Videos circulating through social media showed passengers packed into a crowded waiting room while fire crews dealt with the incident, The Sun reports.
One passenger claimed that other customers were taking their bags instead of leaving the plane - holding up the evacuation process for "at least 4 mins".
Just had to evacuate my aircraft as it set on fire as it landed. I was sitting on a full flight in the last row, and people were taking their bags instead of leaving and held us up for at least 4 mins while plane got doused by firefighters.
4 whole minutes.
People are STUPID pic.twitter.com/SfPXNS2FzW
— Jakub (@atroooix) July 6, 2022
JOE has contacted British Airways for comment.
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