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Belfast City Airport: Flybe plane lands safely after emergency services rush to scene

Published 19/08/2016

The incident occurred at George Best Belfast City Airport
The incident occurred at George Best Belfast City Airport

Emergency services rushed to Belfast City Airport on Friday evening after a Flybe flight reported a suspected technical fault.

Fire service crews and police were on the scene at around 6pm and the plane landed safely at around 6.10pm. Firefighters and the PSNI left shortly afterwards and there were no reports of any injuries.

A Flybe spokeswoman said: "Flybe can confirm that the above flight landed without incident after the captain had reported a suspected minor technical fault just prior to approaching Belfast City.

"As a precautionary measure in such circumstances, the airport placed its emergency vehicles on standby.

"All 70 passengers disembarked as normal when the aircraft arrived on stand. The safety of its passengers and crew is the airline’s number one priority at all times."

There are no further details at this time.

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