INCIDENT | Captain FLEES His Own Plane as Fire Breaks Out Just Before Take-off


A pilot on a Spanish budget airline has been accused of fleeing his own plane first after it caught fire on the runway.

The captain, who was in charge of a Vueling flight VY8754 from Barcelona, leapt from the aircraft after an explosion before take-off on Thursday.

But passengers onboard said they were dismayed to see him put all his energies into escaping the aircraft.


A pilot on a Spanish budget airline has been accused of fleeing his own plane first after it caught fire on the runway.

The captain, who was in charge of a Vueling flight from Barcelona, leapt from the aircraft after an explosion before take-off on Thursday.

But passengers onboard said they were dismayed to see him put all his energies into escaping the aircraft.


It sparked total chaos on board as smoke started to quickly fill the cabin. Andrew Benion, 50, who on the flight to Birmingham, told The Sun: 'It was completely shocking.

'Nearly everyone on the plane is British and everyone was belting up. 'Suddenly there was this huge bang and smell of burning smoke coming from the back of the plane.

'All the lights went off and the emergency lights came on - it was terrifying.


Source: Daily Mail

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