Smoke in Cabin of American Airlines Flight Causes Evacuation
An American Airlines flight was evacuated on the taxiway of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) Wednesday afternoon due to a smoky smell that filled the aircraft cabin.
The plane was met by ambulances and fire trucks as a precaution, and its 64 passengers and four crew members were bused to the airport’s terminal after the evacuation. American says there were no injuries.
As Flight 3470 from Columbus, Ohio (CMH) was landing in Chicago (ORD), a smoky smell began to fill the CRJ-700 aircraft — registration N527EA. The flight landed safely at 3:31pm CT, about the time it was scheduled.
Passengers tweeted that the crew was calm as they evacuated passengers:
Hey @AmericanAir shout out to the flight crew of AA #3470 for calmly evacuating the aircraft upon landing when smoke was in the cockpit. Also, as much as I enjoy walking from gate G17 to G12 to G2 back to G17, maybe a little better organization next time?
— Steve Raquet (@Raquetball50) April 11, 2018
American is still investigating the cause of the smell, but the airline says the plane has been taken out of service so mechanics could examine it.
H/T: Chicago Tribune
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