A Los Angeles-bound Cathay Pacific flight needed to abort take-off at Hong Kong Worldwide Airport within the early hours of Saturday, reportedly after the flight’s tyres burst. In keeping with the airways, 11 individuals suffered accidents whereas evacuating the flight.
“Flight CX880, certain for Los Angeles, returned to the gate after a technical concern brought about the crew to abort the take-off and a precautionary passenger evacuation was initiated,” the airline stated in a press release. It stated these on board used 5 escape slides to exit the aircraft.
Cathay Pacific gave no particulars on the issue. The flight was carrying 293 passengers and 17 crew members. South China Morning Put up reported at the least three tyres of the plane burst inflicting the airline to abort take-off. SCMP quoting police reported that one man and 10 ladies, aged 29 to 77, have been injured whereas exiting the aircraft utilizing an emergency slide.
“We perceive that 11 passengers are being handled on the hospital with accidents sustained through the evacuation course of,” Cathay Pacific stated. Our precedence is to take care of all affected passengers and crew.
By 10.30am, 9 of the injured passengers had been discharged from the hospital, the airline stated later. Utilizing a special plane, the flight departed for Los Angeles at 10.12am, carrying 283 passengers, it stated.
(With PTI inputs.)