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British Airways aircraft fills with smoke at 30,000 feet and has to make an emergency landing

British Airways flight to Gatwick fills with smoke at 30,000 feet and has to make an emergency landing before four crew members are taken to the hospital

  • British Airways plane filled with smoke and had to make an emergency landing
  • The Airbus 320 traveled from Bari, Italy, to Gatwick, when smoke poured in
  • Another aircraft was sent to collect and return the 165 stranded passengers

Four British Airways crew members were taken to the hospital after an aircraft filled with smoke at 30,000 feet.

All 165 aircraft passengers were safely evacuated after the aircraft's emergency landing in Basel, Switzerland.

The Airbus 320 drove from Bari, Italy, to Gatwick, but was forced to make the emergency stop when the jet was covered in smoke.

Four British Airways crew members were taken to the hospital after an aircraft filled with smoke at 30,000 feet. Pictured are firefighters on board the flight after the emergency landing in Basel, Switzerland

Four British Airways crew members were taken to the hospital after an aircraft filled with smoke at 30,000 feet. Pictured are firefighters on board the flight after the emergency landing in Basel, Switzerland

British Airways then sent another aircraft to pick up the stranded passengers and bring them back to the UK.

One of the passengers said to the sun: & The cabin began to smell like smoke and then we could see smoke and the crew looked a little worried, so the captain came over the Tannoy and announced that we were making an emergency landing. & # 39;

A Basle-Mulhouse airport spokesperson said: “A British Airways aircraft made an emergency landing after the pilot reported smoke on board.

Emergency services were present and four crew members were taken to the hospital as a precaution. & # 39;

The Airbus 320 drove from Bari, Italy, to Gatwick, but was forced to make the emergency stop when the jet was covered in smoke. Stock photo

The Airbus 320 drove from Bari, Italy, to Gatwick, but was forced to make the emergency stop when the jet was covered in smoke. Stock photo

The Airbus 320 drove from Bari, Italy, to Gatwick, but was forced to make the emergency stop when the jet was covered in smoke. Stock photo

And at the beginning of August, another British Airways aircraft had to make an emergency landing after it was also filled with smoke.

Terrified passengers had to evacuate the aircraft via inflatable slides after it had made an emergency landing in Valencia.

Three of the 183 people aboard the Airbus A321 were taken to the hospital.

Images of that incident show a panic stewardess on the phone while frightened passengers walk around.

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