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Friday, 2 January 2015

Photos: Plane crash averted this morning: Engine catches fire on flight to London City Airport

A plane with 28 passengers was forced into an emergency landing after its engine caught fire just before it was due to land at London City Airport.
A flight carrying 28 passengers was forced into an emergency landing due to an engine fire just before it was due to land at London City Airport 

The twin propeller plane, which was also carrying three crew members, was mid-air when the fire broke out in one of the plane's two engines at around 8.30am. 
The aircraft, which had taken off from Jersey this morning, was due to land at London City Airport but had to be diverted to Southend Airport, Essex. 
The plane's automatic systems extinguished the fire while it was still in the air and the aircraft was able to land using one engine. Nobody was injured during the incident.
But firefighters who inspected the engine said it could have been 'an extremely serious incident'.
Divisional Officer Neil Fenwick, who attended the incident, said: 'This was a text book operation. The fire was out by the time the plane touched down and no-one appears to have been hurt.
The plane's automatic systems extinguished the fire while it was still in the air and the aircraft was able to land using one engine. Nobody was injured during the incident.
But firefighters who inspected the engine said it could have been 'an extremely serious incident'.
Divisional Officer Neil Fenwick, who attended the incident, said: 'This was a text book operation. The fire was out by the time the plane touched down and no-one appears to have been hurt.
The Blue Islands aircraft was travelling from Jersey to London City Airport when the fire took place (file picture)
Two passengers have been taken to hospital after an plane veered off the runway as it landed at Stonoway Airport on Lewis
The plane made an emergency landing at London Southend Airport (pictured) just before 9am today 


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