One of the engines of the aircraft experienced technical issues, causing the Orly airport staff to evacuate the passengers.
Rabat – Staff at the Orly Airport in Paris experienced a moment of fear on August 25 after members of staff noticed smoke coming out from one of the engines.
The Paris airport posted a tweet on August 25 saying that “an incident on one of the engines of this aircraft upon arrival in Orely required the safe landing of passengers. The incident is over and the passengers have been taken care of by the airport staff.”
News reports said that the incident occurred on a Royal Air Maroc aircraft, which served the AT750 flight between Casablanca and Paris with a Boeing 737-800. The incident took place after the Royal Air Maroc aircraft landed in Paris.
Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported that, according to Royal Air Maroc, during the “landing of the flight, the airport’s technical services reported suspicion of smoke in one of the aircraft’s engines.”
Bonsoir. Un incident sur l’un des moteurs de cet avion à son arrivée à Orly a nécessité le débarquement des passagers en toute sécurité. L’incident est terminé et les passagers ont été pris en charge par le personnel aéroportuaire.
— Paris Aéroport (@ParisAeroport) August 25, 2019
The emergency caused the pilot-in-command to ask for an “emergency evacuation” to ensure the safety of passengers and crew of the aircraft.
The RAM statement added that the passengers “were evacuated in good conditions and without incident.”
The company concluded its statement by praising “the professionalism and responsiveness of its crew and renew its commitment to quality and safe flights.”
Passengers who had to take the Royal Air Maroc flight condemned the company’s lack of communication after they received no explanation about the incident.
Mail reçu à l’instant! Ils espèrent qu’on a fait bon voyage, oui… jusqu’à l’évacuation!! Sans aucune explication!! pic.twitter.com/9Pz904eU77
— Elise (@lilichemv1) August 25, 2019
One passenger shared an email received from Royal Air Maroc on Twitter, in which the company wished that people on board its flight had a good trip.
“Yes, until the evacuation!! without any explanation,” wrote the Twitter user.
Boeing has been under pressure recently after the Ethiopian Airlines ET 302 plane crash in March with a 737 MAX plane. The aircraft was carrying 149 passengers. Two Moroccans died in the incident.
In addition to the Royal Air Maroc incident on August 25, the Aviation Herald reported on August 26 that a Smartwings Boeing 737-800 with 170 people on board experienced a technical issue after one of the engines shut down “spontaneously while en route.”