Glasgow Airport has suspended all flights following an incident this morning, after a Boeing 737 Jet2 plane filled with smoke while the plane waited on the run way for take-off, carrying 189 passengers to Alicante. The Captain detected smoke in the cabin, aborted the take-off, then declared an emergency and ordered an immediate evacuation of the plane.
As the passengers and crews left the emergency exits a number of people were injured. So far we have received confirmation that thirteen people were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Three passengers were sent to hospital for treatment on minor injuries, including one for a wrist injury and another person who suffered a hip injury. An elderly woman was among those taken to hospital. And another unconfirmed further person was also taken to hospital.
Crews from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue were called out to assist fire-fighters based at the airport.
A Strathclyde Police spokeswoman said: "We are currently dealing with an on-going incident at Glasgow Airport involving a 737 aircraft following reports of smoke within the cabin.
The airport is believed to be kept shut until at least 10 am today, and then should be reopened pending an investigation.
Written and presented by Ann Salter