Caribbean Airlines plane evacuated at Trinidad’s Piarco airport

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) Caribbean Airlines is confirming reports that an emergency evacuation of flight BW 1526 took place at the Piarco International Airport, Trinidad on Tuesday.

The flight was operated by one of the airlines’ ATR72 aircraft.

The reason for the evacuation is still being ascertained, says CAL.

However, there are reports of a smell of something burning and passengers complained that the temperature had increased and the air quality had changed.

It was at this point that the cabin crew began the evacuation.

According to CAL, the flight crew followed the standard operating procedures, and in accordance with the relevant drill, all passengers and crew were safely evacuated and escorted to the domestic waiting area.

Emergency services attended to and cleared the aircraft.

The aircraft has been withdrawn from service and the relevant inspections are currently taking place.

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