Passengers slide to safety from Spanish plane

20th August 2004, Comments 0 comments

20 August 2004, MADRID - Seventeen people had to be treated for smoke inhalation after an accident on board a Spanish plane in Germany on Friday morning.

20 August 2004

MADRID - Seventeen people had to be treated for smoke inhalation after an accident on board a Spanish plane in Germany on Friday morning.

The 169 people aboard had to use the emergency slides to evacuate the Spanair plane as it prepared to leave Cologne for Mallorca.

Fifteen passengers, most of them German tourists, and two Spanish crew members had to be taken to hospital according to the Spanish consulate in nearby Dusseldorf. All were allowed to leave after check-ups.

The aircraft was due to leave Cologne at 10am on a flight coded 1804. But it was pulled up as the pilot approached the take-off runway.

The consulate said there had been a problem in the plane’s hydraulic system. This had caused an oil leak and a consequent build up of smoke in the cabin.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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