Hurghada International Airport – File Photo
CAIRO – 19 July 2017: Aircraft movements at Hurghada International Airport resumed after a four-hour suspension due to a sudden malfunction of a British plane’s engine while attempting to take off early Wednesday morning.
A source at the airport told Egypt Today that the pilot noticed the emission of fumes from the plane while taking off so he stopped and requested the evacuation of the aircraft.
As Russia Today reported, the pilot opened the emergency exit doors while the plane was still on the runway few minutes before flying.
A passenger stampede ensued, resulting in minor injuries and bruises, as well as a suspected bone fracture for one British tourist.
The plane belongs to a British airline and was carrying 251 British tourists, who were transferred back to their hotels while they wait for confirmation on a new aircraft for departure, according to Russia Today.