British Airways flight bound for Tenerife 'forced to land after fumes detected in cabin'

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A BRITISH Airways flight from London to Tenerife was reportedly forced to make an emergency landing after cabin crew reported fumes in the cockpit and the cabin.

Air crew enforced an emergency evacuation procedure by rushing to put on smoke hoods before landing incase passengers needed assistance, according to the Aviation Herald.

It reports the BA flight from London Gatwick was forced to issue an international urgency signal moments before it was due to reach the popular holiday island.

According the Aviation Herald, the Airbus A320-200 was about to reach the top of its descent into Tenerife airport when the crew reported the fumes.

Passengers reportedly said several flight attendants suffered from symptoms similar to hypoxia and used oxygen.

Hypoxia is where humans face inadequate oxygen supply at the tissue level.

Aviation Herald reported on its website: “Fumes were also observed in the cabin, a number of flight attendants donned their smoke hoods.

“The aircraft descended early to FL090 and accelerated the approach to Tenerife, the aircraft landed safely on runway 25 about 30 minutes later.

“All crew went to a hospital.”

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EMERGENCY LANDING: British Airways flight bound for Tenerife had to make an emergency landing (Pic: GETTY)

The incident is said to have happened on June 23, 2019, and the plane remained on the ground in Tenerife for over a day before returning back to London Gatwick.

There was no mention of the emergency landing on the Spanish air traffic controllers’ site and despite crew feeling unwell, there is no report of any passenger needing medical treatment.

Daily Star Online has contacted British Airways for comment.

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