Frontier Airlines Aircraft Evacuated After the Smell of Smoke Fills the Cabin

by Anthony Losanno
Frontier CLT Evacuation

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Frontier Airlines flight F9 1759 from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) had to be evacuated while still at the gate due to the smell of smoke in the cabin.

USA Today reports that the source of the odor was unclear as no visible smoke or fire were present on the aircraft. The plane was still parked with the jet bridge attached when passengers were evacuated.

Frontier Airlines released the following statement:

Passengers exited the aircraft via both the jet bridge and evacuation slides. We extend our sincere apologies and concern for those who were impacted and are investigating the cause of the incident.”

Luckily, the incident was contained and only one passenger had to be taken to the hospital for a knee injury sustained while exiting the aircraft.

Anthony’s Take: The one-year-old, Airbus A321neo was filled with a strange smell and the captain made the right call to evacuate while the aircraft was still on the ground. It looks like the flight carried on with only a two-hour delay.

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