INCIDENT Strong wind blocked the deployment of an emergency slide during Vueling aircraft evacuation

Cabin of Vueling flight VY2118 from Malaga to Barcelona was filled with smoke.

Passengers told media that the cabin started to fill with smoke 20 minutes before landing – causing widespread panic on board.

The plane’s inflatable slides were temporarily rendered unusable by strong winds which blew them off the ground.

Passengers were forced to hold down the inflatable slides so that others could escape. Authorities are still trying to determine what caused the incident.

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