Terrifying Moment Cabin Fills With Smoke At 30,000 Feet

20 April 2017, 11:08 | Updated: 28 October 2019, 15:26

This footage, taken on board a Lagos-bound flight, shows the dramatic scenes following an alleged mid-flight engine fire.

This is the moment smoke poured into an airplane cabin carrying 53 people at 30,000 feet, leaving passengers terrified. 

In the video muffled screams can be heard from passengers as the flight crew prepare to make an emergency landing yesterday (Wednesday).

About 20 minutes after take-off from Port Harcourt smoke began to seep into the cabin, before getting thicker and setting off alarms on the Lagos-bound flight. 

A spokesman for the airline told Sahara Reporters that everything appeared to be normal during a routine pre-flight check of the plane, and that smoke filled the cabin after a passenger went into a lavatory.

But passengers and Nigerian media described the incident as an engine fire.

The plane was met by firefighters upon landing, and Nigeria's Civil Aviation Authority and the airline are investigating the alleged engine fire.


Latest World News

See more Latest World News

The director paid tribute to Halyna Hutchins.

Rust director Joel Souza 'gutted' by death of cinematographer

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made the announcement at the Saudi Green Initiative Forum.

Saudi Arabia commits to net zero emissions target for 2060

Matt Hutchins posted this picture in tribute to Halyna

Devastated husband of Halyna Hutchins pays tribute after she was shot dead on set

Halyna Hutchins died on the set of Rust after being shot

Family of Alec Baldwin share tributes to cinematographer Halyna Hutchins

Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and assistant director Dave Halls were named in a search warrant

Alec Baldwin was told loaded prop gun was safe before fatal shooting

Donald Trump launched his social media platform yesterday

Company behind Trump's new social media soars on stock market

Alec Baldwin pictured two weeks ago at a film premiere

'There are no words': Alec Baldwin speaks out after fatally shooting woman on film set

The haka is famously performed by the All Blacks rugby union team

Doing the haka if you're not Māori is 'banned' under UK-NZ trade deal

EasyJet cancelled a flight to Marrakesh on Wednesday

Morocco bans UK flights due to rising Covid cases

Putin will not attend the UK-hosted COP26

Putin snubs COP26: Russian president won’t attend Glasgow climate summit

Sadiq Khan was one of the first leaders in the world to declare a climate emergency

Climate change: Sadiq Khan to be named new chair of C40 cities at COP26

George W Bush pictured with Colin Powell in 2002

Bush and Blair lead tributes to Colin Powell after death aged 84

Earthshot 2021

Revealed: List of winners awarded £1million by Duke of Cambridge for Earthshot Prize 2021

Millionaire Robert Durst is believed to have killed three people.

Millionaire murderer on ventilator with Covid days after sentencing

Former PM Gordon Brown wants to send over a billion vaccines to low-income countries

Gordon Brown calls for emergency vaccine airlift to poorer nations

The US has "no idea" how the Chinese managed to make such progress on hypersonic missiles

China fires hypersonic missile around globe before striking target