Buzz B737 Max evacuated at Stockholm Arlanda airport after smoke fills cabin

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A Boeing B737 Max operated by Buzz, a subsidiary of Ryanair, was evacuated at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) after smoke filled the aircraft cabin.

The chaotic incident occurred on the morning of December 10, 2023. Flight FR 4626 was preparing to take off for Krakow Airport (KRK) in Poland when smoke filled the cabin of the B737 MAX 8-200 (registration SP-RZG) before departure.

An alarm was raised shortly after the aircraft pushed back from its gate, and an emergency response was immediately coordinated by airport authorities. 

Video clips of the evacuation were uploaded to X (formerly Twitter) showing the moment passengers walked away from the aircraft, while some were forced to evacuate via the inflatable slide. There were also scenes from the aircraft cabin prior to evacuation.

All 189 passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries were reported.

Ryanair told various media outlets that Buzz engineers are currently investigating the source of smoke in the cabin.

A spare aircraft was routed to Arlanda to operate a flight to Krakow, which left at approximately 2 pm local time.

Formerly called Ryanair Sun, Buzz is a Polish airline headquartered in Warsaw and currently operates a fleet of 64 aircraft, including 13 Boeing 737 MAX planes.

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