Belfast Telegraph

999 alert at City Airport after jet develops a window crack

By Allan Preston

Rescue crews raced to George Best Belfast City Airport yesterday amid fears a plane was facing an emergency landing.

A Flybe flight from Leeds Bradford Airport developed a crack on the right-hand side of the outer layer of its windscreen, prompting the drama.

Emergency teams prepared for a possible crash landing when they were alerted at 8.45am.

Police, fire engines and ambulances were seen racing to the airport yesterday morning.Belfast Coastguard tasked Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team and requested the launch of Bangor, Donaghadee and Larne RNLI lifeboats. It was confirmed the plane landed safely.

Flybe said: "The captain took the necessary action and, as a usual precautionary measure, the airport put its emergency vehicles on standby.

"The aircraft taxied without further incident to stand, where all passengers disembarked as normal."

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