Many hours after passenger evacuated from a British Airways Boeing 777 in Las Vegas and some were running for their life on the airports runway, the airline finally issued a statement on the incident. it didn’t explain much, but it stated:
The safety of our customers and crew is always our priority and we are looking after those who were on board the BA2276 from Las Vegas to London Gatwick following an incident on Tuesday September 8, 2015.
The aircraft, a 777-200 experienced a technical issue as it was preparing for take-off from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Our crew evacuated the aircraft safely and the fire was quickly extinguished by the emergency services at the airport.
157 customers were on board the flight, along with three pilots and 10 cabin crew. A small number of customers and our crew have been taken to hospital.
All customers have been provided with hotel accommodation, and our colleagues are helping them with anything further they require.
We will provide any further updates on ba.com.