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Passengers evacuated after aircraft "incident"

Passengers evacuated after aircraft

Monday 29 June 2020

Passengers evacuated after aircraft "incident"


Three fire engines were dispatched to the airport after one of Aurigny's ATRs filled with smoke.

The incident happened on board the 13:00 to Southampton as G-OATR was getting ready for take-off.

Passengers were evacuated from the aircraft and taken back to the departure lounge.

Three appliances from the Guernsey Airport Fire and Rescue Service responded to a minor incident involving an Aurigny aircraft on 29 June 2020," a spokesperson for Guernsey Airport confirmed. "The response occurred at around 13:25 local time, passengers on-board were escorted by airport and airline staff back to the departure lounge as a precautionary measure. There were no reported injuries.

A spokeswoman for Aurigny added: "Aurigny can confirm that there was an incident took place onboard the 13:00 to Southampton. All passengers were safely disembarked without incident and are now waiting for another aircraft for their onward journey. 


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