American Airlines flight AA731 from London Heathrow to Charlotte was cancelled today as a result of mechanical problems that led to passengers being evacuated via slide onto the tarmac.
Apparently after a mechanical delay smoke began to enter the cabin.
Here’s smoke out the back:
And passengers evacuated down a slide via @rossriscock:
— Ross Hiscock (@rosshiscock) June 26, 2016
This happened around 12:30pm local time and only a handful of passengers were evacuated by slide with the rest leaving the plane through the front jetway.
“Flight 731 experienced smoke in the cabin while on the ground at Heathrow.
“Three slides were deployed on the aircraft and approximately 25 passengers deplaned via the slides. The rest of the passengers and crew safely deplaned via the jet bridge.
No significant injuries are reported at this time.