Fire forces plane evacuation in Turkey airport
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Passengers, some in a panic, were evacuated from a plane at Turkey's Antalya airport early on Sunday after crew members reported smoke inside the cockpit, according to airline officials and state media.
Three passengers were slightly injured during the evacuation, while 25 were affected by the smoke.
The Trondheim, Norway-bound Boeing 737-800 plane, with 189 passengers and seven crew members on board, was readying for take-off around 0100 GMT (9am, Singapore time) when the crew detected the smoke and the captain ordered the evacuation, according to a statement from the Antalya-based Corendon Airlines.
Three passengers sustained slight hand and leg injuries during the evacuation, while another 25 who were affected by smoke that spread from the cockpit were under observation in a hospital, company spokesman Can Daglioglu told The Associated Press.