Emergency landing at Belfast City Airport

The scene on Wednesday.

A plane has made an emergency landing at Belfast City Airport.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012
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It is understood the Flybe aircraft encountered minor technical difficulties shortly after departing for Manchester at 8.20pm on Wednesday.

Around 15 minutes into the flight the pilot decided to return to base as a precaution.

Emergency crews were called to City Airport and surrounding roads were closed as the plane landed safely at around 8.55pm.

There were 36 passengers and four members of crew on board. No injuries were reported.

The passengers were due to board a replacement flight after the incident.