Emergency landing at Belfast City Airport

Published Wednesday, 19 December 2012
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A plane has made an emergency landing at Belfast City Airport.

Emergency landing at Belfast City Airport
The scene on Wednesday. (© UTV)

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.

© UTV News
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Scott Mairs in Ballinderry, Lisburn wrote (766 days ago):
I love this plane so much and to see it at Belfast City in this state is shocking, it is possibly one of the safest aircraft out there. Flybe is a very good airline and I would like to fly for them before moving on to BA. The Bombardier Dash 8 q400 is such a nice plane! And Belfast makes them!I hope I have'nt broken any rules and you have the right to remove this comment if so. Scott
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