Passengers aboard a Cayman Airways flight to New York are forced to evacuate on emergency slides on the Orlando runway after the smoke alarm goes off
- Flight KX792 from Cayman Airways departed Sunday from Grand Cayman to JFK
- It made an emergency landing at 6:17 pm at Orlando International Airport
- Pilot saw smoke detector flashing, which indicates smoke in the cargo hold of the aircraft
- After landing, emergency slides were used for passengers to disembark
- None of the 103 passengers and crew were injured
- & # 39; It was one of the scariest things I have experienced & # 39 ;, said a passenger
- Airline has issued a statement with & # 39; most sincere apologies & # 39; to passengers
A flight from Cayman Airways that departed from Grand Cayman to New York on Sunday made an emergency landing in Orlando after the smoke alarm began to flash.
All 103 passengers and crew members disembarked via flight slides that were deployed on the runway at Orlando International Airport just after the plane landed at 6:17 pm.
Nobody required medical assistance. The passengers were taken to a hotel in Orlando. They would fly to New York on Monday.
& # 39; Many people did not move as fast as they should have been because of the shock of & # 39; What do you mean we have to get off the plane now? & # 39; passenger Yvonne Wick told WFTV TV.
All 103 passengers and crew aboard Cayman Airways flight KX792 from Grand Cayman to JFK from New York disembarked safely after an emergency landing in Orlando on Sunday
Passengers were forced to disembark on emergency asphalt slides
The pilot noticed that a smoke detector blinked, indicating that there is smoke in one of the cargo holds
Flight KX792 from Cayman Airways departed Grand Cayman on Sunday at 3.30 p.m.
As it approached Florida airspace, a smoke indicator light came on to indicate that smoke was being detected in one of the cargo holds.
The pilot decided to make an emergency landing & # 39; with the uncertainty about what caused the indication & # 39 ;, the airline said.
& # 39; We are very aware that this emergency landing and evacuation was a very distressing event & # 39 ;, Cayian Airways CEO Fabian Whorms said in a statement.
A preliminary investigation showed that no smoke was detected, indicating a possible false alarm
Passengers indicated to be afraid of the experience. The image above shows a passenger carrying a child after getting out
& # 39; On behalf of Cayman Airways, I offer our sincere apologies to our passengers for this emergency landing and evacuation, which was necessary in the interest of the safety of our passengers and crew. & # 39;
& # 39; People in exit rows had to help, slides were used, we were instructed to run on the ground as quickly as possible from the aircraft & # 39 ;, passenger Jenn Chirico posted on Facebook.
The company issued a statement on Sunday in which it apologized for the incident
& # 39; It was one of the scariest things I have ever experienced. & # 39;
A preliminary investigation showed that there was no smoke anywhere on the plane that was taken out of service for repairs.
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