On 11 October 2012 a Thomas Cook Boeing 757 flight from Dalaman, Turkey to Glasgow landed at Glasgow Airport as normal. The cabin subsequently began to fill with smoke, and while some passengers were able to disembark via the air bridge, around 60 passengers were forced to evacuate using the emergency chutes. In this process some passengers were injured.
This was the first of three incidents in October 2012 involving reports of smoke in the cabins of Boeing aircraft. Irwin Mitchell is representing passengers injured in all three incidents.
The Airline has stated that the smoke was caused by an oil leak in the aircraft’s Auxiliary Power Unit (APU). This is concerning as aviation lubricants can produce toxins when combusted/vaporised, and these toxins may cause injury when inhaled.
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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