London Metropolis Airport evacuation: Hordes of passengers stranded on runway after fireplace alarm sparks delays (News)


Hordes of passengers have been left stranded on the tarmac at London Metropolis Airport following a fireplace alarm on Wednesday night.

Flights out and in of the airport have been suspended whereas fireplace crews investigated the reason for the alarm.

Photos confirmed a big group of passengers stood on the runway whereas others waited on planes. In the meantime, passengers arriving on the airport have been compelled to attend out the entrance.

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Airport officers stated the evacuation was deemed to have been sparked a “false alarm” following an investigation.

One individual wrote on Twitter: “Caught on the tarmac as a result of a fireplace alarm at London Metropolis Airport. No data supplied in anyway.”

One other passenger known as Sam Newman wrote: “So I’m imagined to be on my technique to Aarhus for a workshop, solely London Metropolis Airport has a fireplace alert. Been evacuated from our gate and at the moment are standing on the tarmac.”

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Flight operations started to renew at round 7.30pm.

London Metropolis Airport tweeted: “Thanks for the persistence of passengers following the hearth alarm activation.

“The terminal has been quickly evacuated. Following an investigation, this has been deemed a false alarm and regular operations will proceed as quickly as attainable.”


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