Two hurt as plane evacuated in Turkey after fire: reports
ANKARA - Agence France-Presse
DHA PhotoTwo people were injured today when a Norway-bound plane at a Turkish airport was evacuated after fire broke out in the cockpit, local television reported.
Several other passengers suffered from smoke inhalation.
The incident took place at 4:00 a.m. (0100 GMT) at Antalya airport when fire broke out in the cockpit of a Boeing 737-800 of Corendon Airlines.
The blaze started shortly before the Turkish jet was due to take off for Tronheim, Norway, with 158 passengers aboard, NTV reported.
During the evacuation two passengers broke a leg and several others were later taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke, two TV stations reported.
The other passengers were flown back to Norway aboard another flight. The airport declined to comment.
In a statement on the Internet site Airporthaber, Corendon confirmed the fire and evacuation but did not mention casualties. No airline spokesman was immediately available to answer questions.
The Norwegian foreign ministry did refer to injuries, though it could not give a number.
"We have reports about people hurt in this plane. Some were hospitalised in Turkey," a spokesman said.