Passengers use emergency slides at OIA after scare on Cayman Airways flight

in Orlando News & Events


ORLANDO, Fla. – Passengers aboard a Cayman Airways flight used emergency slides to deplane Sunday evening after the aircraft made an emergency landing at Orlando International Airport.

Flight KX792, heading to New York, was diverted to Orlando around 5 p.m. after a warning light indicated there was smoke in one of its cargo holds.

The plane landed safely at 6:17 p.m., and airline officials said no smoke was ever present in the cargo holds.

According to Cayman Airways, 103 passengers and five crew members used the emergency over-wing exits and the deployed door slides to exit the plane.