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A Thomson Boeing 757-200 was performing flight from Manchester to Girona with 201 passengers and 8 crew, when about 10nm southwest of London Gatwick crew reported smoke in the cabin and decided to divert to Gatwick for a safe landing on runway 26L about 22 minutes later.
Passengers reported smoke emanated from a galley, supposedly an oven caught fire. Three cabin crew suffered from smoke inhalation.
The airport reported the crew reported smoke in the cabin, three cabin crew needed to be treated for smoke inhalation at the airport.
The airline reported the aircraft diverted to London Gatwick as precaution, the aircraft was met by emergency services in line with standard operating procedures to investigate the cause of the smoke. Another crew arrived to replace three cabin crew, who were checked by medics as a precaution. The aircraft was examined and was found safe to continue the flight.
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for 5:20 hours, then continued the flight and reached Girona with a delay of 6 hours.