Thousands of holidaymakers are left in chaos as Birmingham airport is evacuated after fire breaks out
- Fire alarm sounded in main terminal building around 2pm on Sunday afternoon
- Thousands were pictured rushing onto the tarmac while others sat on planes
- Furious holidaymakers took to social media to share frustration at being stuck
Thousands of people were evacuated from Birmingham Airport after a fire alarm rang around the main terminal.
Passengers charged towards the terminal building’s emergency exits after alarms went off at 2pm today.
Crowds of people were pictured on the tarmac near the runway, while others were stuck on planes.
Holidaymakers took to social media to voice their concerns and frustration.
Thousands of people were evacuated from Birmingham Airport after a fire alarm rang around the main terminal
Emm tweeted: ‘Just about to leave and the fire alarm goes off at Birmingham airport evacuating the whole building, great start to the holiday.’
Alison Pritchard wrote: ‘Just what you want at the start of your holiday; being evacuated from Birmingham Airport before you’ve even sipped your first free wine from your first ever ‘lounge’ experience.’
Nicole Hill said: ‘I am flying to Amsterdam today and the fire alarm has gone off in Birmingham airport and we have all been told to evacuate.’
Tony Shanahan tweeted: ‘Fire at Birmingham Airport Sitting on airplane waiting to disembark.’
Matty Leigh wrote: ‘Stuck on our plane for the time being whilst Birmingham Airport is sorting out its evacuation.
‘Good job the guys at Easy Jet know a hot plane gets warm so the stuck the AC back on and the crew are keeping us up to date on what’s next.’