Last updated: 10:33 AM ET, Tue October 25 2016

Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Crew Members, Passengers Become Sick

Impacting Travel Donald Wood October 25, 2016

Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Crew Members, Passengers Become Sick

Photo: British Airways Flight BA286 in Vancouver after making emergency landing. (Photo via @Kenters55)

On Monday, a British Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Vancouver due to smoke being detected in the cabin, which forced several passengers and crew members to be taken to local hospitals.

According to, British Airways Flight BA286 was en route from San Francisco to London with around 400 passengers onboard at the time when the pilot called for an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport.

Upon landing safely, a total of 25 crew members and passengers were taken to local hospitals after suffering from smoke inhalation. Of those who needed to be treated, 10 were taken to Richmond Hospital, 10 went to the Vancouver General Hospital and another five went to the Delta Hospital.

The 20 patients sent to Richmond Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital were all crew members, and each had been treated and released by 8 a.m. ET Tuesday morning. There was no word on the status of the five other patients treated at Delta Hospital.

According to, only two of the people treated at local hospitals were actually passengers on the flight. The cause of the smoke has not yet been determined, but a formal investigation was underway.

Twitter user Kent Matthiesen posted images of British Airways Flight BA286 surrounded by emergency vehicles at Vancouver International Airport: