On 19 October 2012 a Jet 2 Boeing 737 headed for Alicante from Glasgow airport was forced to make a high speed emergency stop during takeoff due to smoke in the cabin. During a panicked evacuation, a total of 20 passengers were injured, 6 of whom attended hospital. This was the second of three incidents in October 2012 involving reports of smoke in the cabins of Boeing aircraft. Irwin Mitchell is representing passengers injured in all 3 incidents.
Cabin smoke can be dangerous when inhaled, and it is therefore important to determine what the cause was to improve flight safety. Irwin Mitchell is investigating the cause of this accident, as well as questioning the airline’s handling of the evacuation.
If you would like to speak in confidence to an expert regarding this accident, or any other aviation incident you were involved in, please contact a member of the aviation team on 0800 056 4110. The team will be able to advise you on the accident, the relevant law and the parties who may be liable.
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