Dramatic pictures depict firefighters putting out a fire on a passenger airliner operated by British Airways.
During the incident on Wednesday, emergency personnel at Copenhagen Airport in Denmark had to spray flame-retardant foam on the jet’s engine and wheels.
The airplane’s intended passenger, Gabe Gudgel of Oklahoma City, said:
“We were waiting for our flight to board and it was delayed by a few minutes. Then, when the aircraft approached our gate after landing, the wheel caught fire and continued to smoke.”
At that point, ambulances and fire trucks encircled the plane and began hosing it down. I think everyone who was on the plane made it out without incident.
They continued to spray it down while we waited for a few hours. For almost 20 minutes, they sprayed water on the wheel, but it was STILL burning. Finally, the flight was cancelled, and we departed.
A crazy day! Fire services were called to help with the aircraft on landing in Copenhagen, according to a British Airways representative.
The BA820 safely discharged all passengers and crew.
Without being certain that it was safe, we would never fly an aircraft.It appeared like our British Airways trip from Copenhagen to London could be a little delayed, according to a previous online post by Gabe.
They appear to be cleaning the wing and inspecting the engine right now.
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