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BA plane in emergency evacuation

BA planes
There were five cabin crew and two pilots on the flight

Passengers on a British Airways flight have taken part in an emergency evacuation after landing in Barcelona.

There were reports of fumes in the Boeing 757's cabin shortly after it landed at 0945 local time in Spain.

The 176 passengers escaped down emergency chutes and the emergency services were sent to the scene.

British Airways said its engineers were investigating the cause of the incident on the flight which had been scheduled to land at the airport from Heathrow.

'Very frightening'

A British Airways spokesman said: "There are no reports of any serious injuries and our teams in Barcelona are caring for the customers in the terminal building.

"Our engineering teams will carry out a full investigation into the incident."

Passenger Tamsyn Matthews, 30, of Putney, south-west London, who was travelling on business, said a "plastic" smell filled the cabin after arrival.

She told the BBC News website: "We landed and then the electrics went and the cabin crew told us to evacuate. The slides inflated with the exception of one.

"It was very frightening but the BA cabin crew were fantastic. There was no major panic, just a bit of shouting.

"We were bussed to the terminal where paramedics checked everyone. There were a few cuts and bruises but nothing major."



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