Emergency declared on board flight at Belfast airport

Emergency declared on board flight at Belfast airport

EMERGENCY services were rushed to an incident at Belfast City airport after a pilot on a Flybe flight from Glasgow called a full emergency after a technical fault on board.

The captain of the flight shut down one engine on the plane as a precaution.

The plane landed at the airport shortly after with all on board safe.

Fire crews, the Coastguard and police were all standing by at the scene.

A Flybe spokesperson issued the following statement: “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.”