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180 Passengers and Crew Evacuated From Boeing 737NG After Fire Warning

180 Passengers and Crew Evacuated From Boeing 737NG After Fire Warning

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A Transavia flight from Seville, Spain to Amsterdam, the Netherlands was evacuated shortly after arrival at Schipol airport after an apparent fire warning which may have been prompted by what appears to have been a brake fire.

A spokesperson for Transavia confirmed that all 180 passengers and crew onboard were evacuated successfully. There are not believed to have been any injuries.

Picture shared on social media show passengers jumping from the wing after escaping out of the overwing emergency exits. It appears that the crew were able to use every exit on the aircraft to evacuate those onboard.

Transavia was not immediately able to say what had caused the fire or why a full evacuation was ordered. “We will investigate this later,” a spokesperson commented. “For now we are especially happy that the evacuation of the passengers and crew went well.”

The incident involved a four and a half year Boeing 737NG, registration: PH-HXG

One image shared on social media showed a small fire at the main landing gear. Firefighters responded to the incident and quickly dampened down the fire.

Schipol airport said the plane stopped on a taxiway while it was making its way to a gate but that operations at the airport continued unaffected.

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