Russian tourists evacuated from plane in TurkeyJune 26th, 2011 - 2:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian tourists were evacuated from a plane at an airport in Turkey after a false fire alarm, an official said Saturday.
A Red Wings Tu-204 jet en route from the Turkish resort city of Antalya to the southern Russian city of Volgograd was preparing to take off when the fire alarm system in the luggage space switched on. The alarm turned to be false, said Sergey Izvolsky, a spokesman for Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia).
“The crew decided to urgently evacuate the passengers by means of an inflatable chute,” Izvolsky said, adding that none of the passengers were injured.
A source in Antalya’s tourism industry said that there was panic during the evacuation
and some of the passengers received minor injuries.
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