WATCH | Smoke fills cabin as British Airways flight makes emergency landing

Passengerson British Airways flight BA422 from London to Valenciahad a few tensemoments after smoke was spotted entering the cabinjust a few minutes before the plane was due to land.

Calling it a ‘technical issue,’ the airline in a statement confirmed theincidenton the flight which departed Heathrow Airport in London at 15:10 BST on August 5.

The airlinealso apologised to the 175 passengers on board the aircraft, an Airbus A321.

Three passengers were taken to hospital and have since been discharged, the airline added. It said staff members had assisted customers in the airport terminal after the evacuation.

Images of the incident soon circulated on social media as passengers tweeted about it after making an emergency landing.

A passenger, Gayle Fitzpatrick, hailing from Scotland, was on holiday with her husband, and described the moment smoke entered the cabin.

“The safety of our customers and crew is always our highest priority. In addition to our team on-site, other British Airways team members have arrived in Valencia to help our customers and our local airport partners with anything they need.” added British Airways.

(With IANS inputs