Passenger plane evacuated at U.S. airport after smoke alert
A Boeing 747 plane full of passengers were evacuated before takeoff at an airport in the southern U.S. city of Pheonix Friday night after smoke was tested in the cabin, Xinhua reported.
The passengers used slides to evacuate at about 8 p.m. local time (0200 GMT) and no serious injuries were reported among the approximately 350 passengers and crew, U.S. media reported.
Only one person was taken to a hospital with shoulder pain, airport fire authorities said.
The British Airways flight was preparing to leave for London from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix in Arizona state.