News Plane incidents — 10 July 2017

Three cabin crew members have been treated for smoke inhalation after a fire allegedly started on board a Thomson flight this morning.

Passengers were escorted from the plane at around 9am shortly after take off from Manchester.

According to reports, an oven caught fire on route to Girona in Spain.

The flight then made an emergency landing in London Gatwick, where it was met by emergency services.

It is unknown if the cabin crew employees were taken to hospital.

A spokeswoman for Gatwick airport said: ‘The flight was diverted because of smoke in the cabin.

‘Three cabin crew are being treated by medics. The passengers have all been offloaded and they are in a gateroom waiting for another plane.’

One passenger tweeted: ‘On plane emergency landing London.

‘Smoke supposedly from oven two cabin crew removed for smoke inhalation. Passengers left on plane.’

A spokesperson for Thomson said: ‘We would like to apologise to customers travelling to Girona, Spain from Manchester as the flight was diverted to London Gatwick as a precautionary measure.

‘The flight was met by emergency services in line with standard procedures and to investigate the cause of smoke in the cabin.

‘The aircraft has been checked and is safe to continue on its scheduled journey this morning.

‘All customers on board are also safe, and new crew members are arriving imminently to cover the flight as three of the original team are being checked over by medics as a precaution.’

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