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Belfast airport emergency declared on Flybe flight - plane lands with one engine

One engine shut down as a precaution

By Jonathan Bell

The emergency services were sent to an incident at Belfast City Airport after an emergency was declared on board a flight.

The plane has since landed without incident.

Fire crews, the Coastguard and police all rushed to the scene on Monday morning.

It came after the pilot called a full emergency after a technical fault on board flight BE122 from Glasgow.

The plane arrived at the airport with all on board safe.

A Flybe spokesperson said: “Flybe can confirm that the above flight landed safely at George Best Belfast City Airport following a technical fault that resulted in the captain electing to shut down the number one engine as a safety precaution. The pilot followed all required procedures and the aircraft landed safely without further  incident.

"As is standard procedure, the aircraft was met by the airport’s emergency service vehicles.

"All 69 passengers disembarked as normal when the aircraft arrived on stand.

"The safety of its passengers and crew is the airline’s number one priority and the airline apologises for any inconvenience experienced.”

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