Connect with us

Local News

Shocker: Air Passengers Forced To Climb The Wing Of Their Plane As Heavy Smoke Fills Jet

Published

on

 Passengers were forced to evacuate over the wings of a Delta plane after smoke filled the cabin

Panicked passengers were forced to scramble over the wings to get of their jet after it filled with smoke.

Flyers branded it the “flight from hell” after the aircraft landed on the tarmac at Denver International Airport.

Travellers could be heard yelling “let us out” after Delta flight 1854 touched down in the Mile High City.

Dramatic video captured on the plane shows cabin crew ordered people to remain low in their seats and cover themselves in a blanket before the order is given to “evacuate, evacuate”.

Travellers left via emergency slides and over-wing exits as dozens stood on the aircraft’s wing.

A fleet of emergency vehicles swarmed the runway.

Denver International Airport said the emergency evacuation happened while the plane was taxiing to the terminal.

This Detroit to Denver flight landed at about 8:10pm with around 146 passengers plus crew members on board.

Pictures on social media showed them standing on the plane’s wing during the evacuation.

An airport spokesperson said there may have been minor injuries due to the evacuation on emergency slides. There were reports one person was transported to a hospital.

Passenger Jim McManus told local media smoke began to seep through the cabin vents after the plane grounded in Denver and started taxiing to its arrival gate.

Passengers were pictured out on the wing of the plane after being evacuated by staff

He tweeted it was the “flight from hell” after the plane was reportedly delayed in Detroit for three hours before departing for Denver.

Mr McManus added to Denver 7: “We were grateful that is wasn’t while we were in the air.

“We were kind of sitting there complaining among ourselves…one guy pointed out that it didn’t happen while we were in the air….so once again, it couldn’t have gone any better.”

The Denver Fire Department also said there was a report of smoke in the plane.

Delta Airlines released a statement late Tuesday night: “After arrival in Denver and during taxi to the gate, Delta flight 1854 from Detroit to Denver stopped on a taxiway where customers deplaned via slides and over-wing exits due to an observance of smoke in the cabin.

“Airport response vehicles met the aircraft out of an abundance of caution and customers were transported to the terminal via buses.

“The safety of Delta’s customers and crew is our top priority and we apologise for the concern this situation has caused.”

 

Denver International Airport tweeted: “Earlier tonight, Delta flight 1854 from Detroit landed safely at DEN.

“As it was taxiing, smoke was reported in the cabin so the aircraft was safely evacuated.

“There were no flames. Only minor injuries reported. Airport operations are normal.”

***

Stay updated with the latest Nigerian news from Information Nigeria

Local News

Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt

Published

on

Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed
Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.

An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.

According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.

The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.

Also Read: We Spend N4,500 Daily On Meals Of Each COVID-19 Patient: Bauchi Govt

Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.

He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.

He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.

Continue Reading

Local News

Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin

Published

on

Funke Olakunrin's suspected killers
Funke Olakunrin's killers

Funke Olakunrin’s killers

The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.

Also Read: BREAKING: Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin Arrested – Police

They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.

The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.

Continue Reading

Local News

Lagos Govt To Shutdown Markets Violating Social Distancing Order

Published

on

Sanwo-Olu Extends Lagos Curfew By 72 hours
Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has threatened to shut down markets in the State violating the social distancing order.

The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Gbemisola Akinpelu, gave the warning on Monday at the Command Headquarters in the Oshodi area of the state.

Also Read: Lagos Hospital Shuts Down As Two Staff Test Positive For COVID-19

In a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Adebayo Kehinde noted that the order is coming from the State Ministry of Environment.

He reiterated the commitment of the agency to monitor markets across the state to ensure that the directive of the government is being adhered to strictly.

He urged the traders to maintain environmental cleanliness around the markets and stop trading on road setbacks and drainage.

Continue Reading

Trending