American Airlines flight evacuated at London Heath-row Airport (VIDEO)

576fc21ac46188821e8b45abThe emergency slides have been activated on an American Airlines flight at Heathrow Terminal 3, reportedly due to smoke in the cabin.

The nature of the emergency is not immediately clear. However, some images from the scene show smoke emerging from the back of the plane.

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Not a very reassuring scene from lounge window..

@AmericanAir please help! We are stuck in heathrow after smoke filled our cabin on flight 731. 2.5 hours and no guidance (or food!)

Footage captured from a passenger on board a nearby plane shows people exiting the affected flight via its rear slide.

The evacuated flight was American Airlines Flight 731, due to leave London Heathrow at 1.30pm local time, and arrive at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina at 5.20pm local time.

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American Airlines plane at London Heathrow being evacuated with emergency slides. Don’t know why… @AmericanAir

Damn it. My plane cant move bc an American Airlines plane has just evacuated right next to us using the slides!

Other photos from the scene show emergency personnel and fire services surrounding the aircraft.

BREAKING Evacuation of American Airlines aircraft at London Heathrow terminal 3, slides deployed (pic: Senna W.)

UPDATE Fire crew still around American Airlines at London Heathrow (smoke in cabin) http://ift.tt/28Wa7j2 

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American Airlines plane evacuated emergency slides activated Heathrow airport

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  • While some nearby flights have been delayed by the emergency evacuation, others are continuing to arrive at and depart from Terminal 3.