Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Stansted Airport evacuated after shuttle bus bursts into flames outside main terminal

Some passengers have been evacuated and officials are investigating the incident'as a matter of urgency Some passengers have been evacuated and officials are investigating the incident'as a matter of urgency
Deanna Wagner | 01 April, 2018, 04:45

"Airlines are looking to put in some additional flights today to make up for some of the ones that were cancelled, in addition to rebooking passengers onto any available seats today and the rest of the weekend", the spokesman said.

Footage showed black smoke shrouding the terminal building when a shuttle bus burst into flames.

No injuries were reported to have occurred in the incident which began at around 4.20pm.

Flights resumed at London's Stansted airport on Saturday after a shuttle bus fire forced the cancellation of flights as the busy Easter long weekend got under way.

Nobody was injured, however, at least 52 flights were listed as canceled on the airport's online flight departure tracker or diverted to other airports.

London Stansted Airport has resumed its work after a fire incident on March 30, the airport press service said.

The airport said: "All departing flights have now been cancelled and passengers are politely asked to leave the airport".

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"Passengers are advised to check the latest flight information with their airlines".

Several passengers have described chaotic scenes inside the terminal after the fire was extinguished.

"After an hour, our flight disappeared from the board with no communication".

Mr Miller said about 100 flights to and from Stansted had been disrupted and staff had made the right decision to cancel further flights after people were moved from the smoke-filled check-in area to the area beyond security. "Thank you for you patience and co-operation while we're returning our operations to normal".

"We should be able to get them to where they are travelling to as quickly as possible".

A spokesman for the airport, which is the fourth busiest in the United Kingdom, said some exits were cordoned off to protect passengers from the burning bus, which was very close to some of the doors, and staff guided passengers to alternative exits.