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Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing

 
LeifErikson
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Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after Virgin Atlantic airliner makes emergency landing


All the news so far. I'll keep it updated


Edited: 13:21
Plane landed safely after reports of smoke in the cabin. All passengers have been evacuated.

Delays expected.

Last Edited by LeifErikson on 04/16/2012 08:21 AM
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
Supposedly just a technical issue.

Will keep you posted.
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
All passengers have been evacuated
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
Reports of seeing smoke in the cabin.

Nothing too exciting.
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
Probably nothing serious, although worth keeping an eye on.
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
Probably nothing serious, although worth keeping an eye on.
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Indeed
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
Nothing to worry about. All passengers are safe. There were reports of smoke in the cabin.

[link to www.bbc.co.uk]
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04/16/2012 08:20 AM
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
ahhh
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
Lots of reports coming in on twitter, all consistent with smoke entering the flight deck
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
First video for those interested:

[link to www.itv.com]
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
Picture from the scene

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04/16/2012 08:45 AM
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
A333 G-VSXY
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
No official reports as of yet.

[link to www.virgin-atlantic.com]
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
A statement from Virgin Atlantic confirmed the flight had returned to the airport and been evacuated.

It said: "Due to a technical problem on board the aircraft, the captain decided as a precautionary measure to immediately evacuate the aircraft.

"Our teams at Gatwick are now looking after our passengers and assisting with their immediate requirements."

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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
why would they suspend ALL flights though??
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
Because that plane will be sat on the runway for probably hours now, while tests are completed.

At a guess :)
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04/16/2012 09:36 AM
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
An hour out and lord only knows how this would have ended. Worse still, mid way over the Atlantic. Not sure if the A330 has fire suppression in the hold but there's some VERY lucky passengers right now.
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
The aircraft would have also been fully ladened in weight (210 metric tonnes) and such a descent back to LGW would have put operational stress on the aircraft which is reaching limitations.
They most likely held the aircraft on the ground for pre-tug inspections in the prevention that moving the aircraft wouldn't cause any further damage.
Gatwick has 2 operational runways but the A330 landed on the active runway as the secondary serves as a taxiway.
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Re: Flights suspended at Gatwick Airport after plane makes emergency landing
An hour out and lord only knows how this would have ended. Worse still, mid way over the Atlantic. Not sure if the A330 has fire suppression in the hold but there's some VERY lucky passengers right now.
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Exactly, they're so lucky!

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