Saturday, 26 December 2009

EasyJet passengers to Gibraltar in emergency evacuation at Málaga

(Agencies/Photo: GibChronicle) Passengers on a Gatwick to Gibraltar flight yesterday found themselves sliding down the emergency shutes of their aircraft after landing safely at Málaga, where they had been diverted by  bad weather on the Rock. The plane was apparently struck by lightning and, according to AENA, the airport managing company, the measure was taken as a precaution by the captain. The lightning struck after the plane had already come to a standstill, and there were no injuries. According to The Gibraltar Chronicle, passengers found themselves safe, shoeless and a little shocked in the terminal. One report said that the smell of smoke had set off the alarm in the aircraft.This incident comes amidst extreme bad weather. (Read more in a sneak preview of CampoPulse.)

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