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Airline dangers as passengers delay escape to grab luggage

Passengers have been ignoring warnings not to delay when escaping from a plane in an emergency, with some trying to retrieve their luggage from overhead lockers.

A flight safety specialist at British Airline Pilots Association, who was a military and commercial pilot for 27 years, said: "We are seeing more and more people going for their cabin bags in the event of an evacuation."

Steve Landells told Radio 4 PM's Eddie Mair that it was "very disappointing to see this happening time and time again", with passengers ignoring the warnings, and delaying their escape from smoke-filled aircraft.

  • 04 Aug 2016