Nine hurt as airliner makes emergency landing

19th November 2004, Comments 0 comments

19 November 2004, LISBON - A Spanish airliner made an emergency landing at Lisbon international airport after the cabin filled with smoke, forcing the airport to close for four hours, an airport official said.

19 November 2004

LISBON - A Spanish airliner made an emergency landing at Lisbon international airport after the cabin filled with smoke, forcing the airport to close for four hours, an airport official said.

The Iberia aircraft, an Airbus A340, was flying from Madrid to Mexico, and nine people were injured, one of them seriously, while going down an evacuation slide, a spokesman for airport management company ANA said.

The closure of the airport delayed the take-off of a flight by Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose plane was on a stopover in the Portuguese capital.

"No other plane suffered a delay," ANA spokesman Rui Oliveira told private radio TSF.

The cause of the incident was not immediately known.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news 

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