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Smoke-filled British Airways plane makes emergency landing in Valencia

Christian Fernsby |
Nineteen people sustained minor injuries when a British Airways plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Manises airport in the eastern Spanish region of Valencia on Monday, according to sources from the government delegation in Valencia and the regional emergency center.

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The Airbus A321 made the forced landing after fire was detected in one of the plane’s engines.

One passenger claimed the plane continued flying for 10 minutes with smoke in the cabin.

A total of 175 passengers were on board the British Airways flight, including one baby, according to the information provided by Spain’s airport authority Aena.

The plane, which was flying from London to Valencia, landed around 6:45pm, a few minutes before the scheduled arrival time.

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