A passenger who was running late for their flight triggered the fire alarm at London City Airport, causing a full evacuation.
The fire alarm went off at around 2.45pm. Staff and passengers were able to re-enter the building 15 minutes later after the source was identified.
A spokesperson for London City Airport said: "Once an aircraft has started its engines there is little you can do to get onboard if you are late, short of clinging to the undercarriage - which we obviously wouldn’t recommend.
"Lovely though Frankfurt is, the person who triggered the alarm will probably, with hindsight, wish they had taken it on the chin and re-booked as the matter was taken up by police.”
A passenger running late for their flight triggered a full evacuation of London City Airport earlier today. The flustered customer panicked and pushed the fire alarm, which meant everyone had to leave the terminal building. As London City Airport put it... "Words fail..."
Three people were injured after the Swiss International flight developed at technical fault on the runway at London City Airport. The flight was due to leave for Geneva at 3pm. It had 74 passengers and four crew on board.
Seventy four passengers and four crew were evacuated immediately and three people were treated at the scene for minor injuries by the London Ambulance Service.