Flybe Dash-8 Evacuated After Fault

Flights to and from Southampton Airport in the UK were suspended for an hour yesterday (November 9) after smoke was spotted coming from a wheel of a Flybe aircraft as it taxied ahead of take-off.

Flights to and from Southampton Airport in the UK were suspended for an hour yesterday (November 9) after smoke was spotted coming from a wheel of a Flybe aircraft as it taxied ahead of take-off.

The carrier confirmed that the Bombardier Dash-8 (Q400) aircraft, which was due to fly to Guernsey, had suffered a “technical fault shortly before departure” causing the smoke, but has released no further details.

The aircraft’s 76 passengers and four crew were evacuated and the Dash-8 was returned to its departure stand and inspected by engineers.

UK-based regional carrier Flybe is one of the world’s largest operators of the Q400 with a fleet of 45 aircraft.

Flights to and from Southampton Airport in the UK were suspended for an hour yesterday (November 9) after smoke was spotted coming from a wheel of a Flybe aircraft as it taxied ahead of take-off.

The carrier confirmed that the Bombardier Dash-8 (Q400) aircraft, which was due to fly to Guernsey, had suffered a “technical fault shortly before departure” causing the smoke, but has released no further details.

The aircraft’s 76 passengers and four crew were evacuated and the Dash-8 was returned to its departure stand and inspected by engineers.

UK-based regional carrier Flybe is one of the world’s largest operators of the Q400 with a fleet of 45 aircraft.

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