British Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing After "Smoke" Fills Cabin

6 August 2019, 11:10

A British Airways flight has made an emergency landing after the cabin filled with smoke.

Videos circulating on social media appear to show a smoke filled plane making an emergency landing, before passengers are evacuated using the inflatable slides.

Miguel Galindo said his daughter Balma was on flight BA422 which flew for ten minutes with a smoke filled cabin.

One witness told LBC there was "no communication" from the cabin crew and "no oxygen."

Passengers had to slide down emergency chutes to the runway, with one describing the "terrifying" experience as "like a horror film".

Three passengers were taken to hospital and have since been discharged, British Airways said.

The BA flight as passengers are evacuated
The BA flight as passengers are evacuated. Picture: Balma Galindo

A British Airways spokesperson said "We can confirm that British Airways flight BA422 from Heathrow to Valencia has been involved in an incident today.

The airline has apologised to the 175 passengers on board the aircraft, an Airbus A321.

A statement from the airline said the flight had "experienced a technical issue" as it approached Valencia.