Oct 19 2012 By Cheryl Mullin
PASSENGERS and crew were evacuated from a plane preparing for take-off at Glasgow Airport after smoke was detected in the cabin.
The incident happened on a Jet2 aircraft bound for Alicante in Spain at about 7.40am.
One woman passenger received minor injuries as she left the plane.
The runway has remained closed since the incident and travellers have been warned to expect delays.
A Strathclyde Police spokeswoman said: “We are currently dealing with an ongoing incident at Glasgow Airport involving a 737 aircraft following reports of smoke within the cabin.
“Emergency services are in attendance and the passengers have been evacuated as a precaution.
“One elderly woman sustained a minor injury leaving the plane.
“Inquiries are ongoing.”
A statement from Jet2 said: “This morning’s flight LS177 from Glasgow Airport to Alicante made an emergency stop on the runway just prior to take-off.
“The aircraft was forced to curtail take-off due to smoke in the cabin.
“All 189 passengers have disembarked the aircraft.”