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Old 19th Oct 2012, 07:23
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Glasgow Airport - JET 2 smoke in cockpit - emergency services called

BBC News - Glasgow Airport evacuation: Passenger tells of panic on Jet2 plane

Emergency services attend airport

The emergency services have been called to an incident at Glasgow Airport.
Firefighters from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service were called to assist their colleagues based at the airport.


Police officers have also attended. The alarm was raised at about 07:45.
It is understood the incident involved an aircraft which was on the ground.


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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.
One woman passenger is reported to have been injured, although it is not thought her injuries are serious.
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue have been called out to assist firefighters based at the airport.

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Must have been on the runway, as all arrivals diverting, unless its fire cover related.
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Old 19th Oct 2012, 07:48
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737-800 too. Not even a 'Jet2 use old planes thats probably why' argument.

Hope everything turns out to be ok and its only a very minor fault.


Picture from STV

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Aircraft reported as G-GDFJ.
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Old 19th Oct 2012, 07:58
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A plane was evacuated from a plane at Glasgow Airport amid reports of the cabin filling with smoke as it began to take off.
Firefighters were called to the airport, which prompted the evacuation of the plane using the emergency chute.
The Scottish Ambulance Service said it was treating four passengers for chest and hip injuries, which are believed to be minor.
Smoke filled the cabin of the Jet2.com plane during take off, which prompted the emergency evacuation of it. Emergency services were alerted at around 7.40am on Friday to the incident on the Jet2.com plane on the runway.
It is understood all passengers on the flight were able to get off using the emergency chutes. The Boeing 737-800 was due to fly to Alicante in Spain on Friday morning.
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said it has sent three appliances to the scene.
The runway remains closed and Glasgow Airport has advised travellers to expect disruption on Friday, with several flights being diverted to other airports, including Edinburgh.

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@teen_pilot_95: The aircraft is in its thirteenth year so qualifies as old in my book !
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In fairness, not as old as the 733QCs on the go.
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Old 19th Oct 2012, 08:17
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Oh please!

Can we stop the 'oh they use old aircraft' argument here, hardly the point on this one is it?
Looks like a well executed (ok scary for pax) full evacuation. Investigations will reveal more as and when they are forthcoming.
It's what we all train for so initially lets congratulate the whole crew for their decision making whilst wishing anyone hurt has not been too badly. A rubbish start to their holiday but professionals acted quickly to ensure it was only their holiday that has been affected.
Bring on the DM and other trash journos - I can hardly wait. Meanwhile I look forward to learning the full facts so we are all reminded that it could happen to us.
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Anyone have the METAR from that take off time?
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What relevance will the METAR have here?
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De icing maybe?
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What relevance will the METAR have here?

The temperature for a start.The aircraft may have been deiced and it could have been deicing fluid not smoke that the crew saw.
Not the latest one but it didn't seem that cold for Glasgow:
EGPF 182350Z 06008KT 9999 -RADZ SCT013 SCT025 BKN035 09/08 Q1004

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Hooray, nonsense season has started again.

Jet2 738 smoke in cabin, crew evacuated pax, pax slightly injured. Airport fire crew deployed as expected. No drama.

Move on.
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Hooray, nonsense season has started again.

Jet2 738 smoke in cabin, crew evacuated pax, pax slightly injured. Airport fire crew deployed as expected. No drama.

Move on.
Bet if it was a Ryanair aircraft it would be discussed here for months and months...

would also say it may be de icing fluid a FR flight at KIR a few years ago had an runway evaction because they thought it was "smoke".
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Aircraft operations starting to return to normal at GLA now, according to their t witter feed.
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nice video of the evacuation from the BBC

BBC News - Plane evacuated at Glasgow Airport
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amazing how the number of "injured" has gone from a couple to 14..... no doubt once the lawyers arrive it'll be 189
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I'm a rotary man myself and don't profess to know much about workings of a 737, however, according to BBC Scotland News and Jim Ferguson, the well know Aberdeen aviation journalist...
I suspect this will have been caused by oil from either the Auxiliary Power Unit or the engine getting into the air conditioning system.
Once the oil heats up it creates smoke and fumes, which can be toxic. Of course, it shouldn't happen, but it does occasionally, perhaps two or three times a year in the UK.
So, there you have it, sorted...
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So what language are they speaking in that evacuation video? :-)
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