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Flight Passengers Forced To Evacuate From Smoking Plane Via Emergency Slides In Colombia

Travelers Today       By    Angela Ordonez

Updated: Nov 13, 2016 04:48 PM EST

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The Flight FC315 was travelling on an Airbus HK5164 from Panama when more than 100 passengers were forced to evacuate the Viva Colombia Airlines plane at El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia.  Fortunately, all of the crew and passengers were safe and did not incur any injuries. 

Report by Express.co.uk says that smoke started to puff as the aircraft was taxiing on the tarmac on its designated parking bay. A video shows passengers jumping down the slide and securing themselves away from the plane for safety.   The smoke came from one of the wheels due to the overheated braking system based on the local media reports. However, the airline has no confirmation yet on what happened, as per Express.

According to Daily Mail, passengers whether men, women and children were seen escaping via the emergency slides from the HK5164 Airbus in Bogota's El Dorado Airport as the aircraft landed. The aircraft landed on its undercarriage and went way down the runway. The passengers then ran toward a baggage area for their safety in the main airport.

The news hit the social media platforms faster than a speeding bullet when a dramatic footage of this instance already went viral on Twitter. The video shows an airplane sliding onto a runway followed by a cloud of billowing smoke. It was released by FlightMood and was intially thought to be another airline that will land at Wamena Airport in Papua Province in Indonesia, as further explained by Express.co.uk.

Viva Colombia is the first and only low-cost airline in Colombia which came to revolutionize air tickets prices. They currently have a fleet of ten A320 aircrafts. Their modern aircrafts can accommodate 180 passengers. Viva Colombia started their operation as they requested authorization from Colombia's civil aeronautics agency to become Colombia's first budget airline, as stated in the Airline's site.

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