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Dec 17, 2014

04:45:59 GMT--Vehicle Incident - Europe - United Kingdom

EDIS Number: VIV-20141217-46358-GBR

Date / time: 17/12/2014 04:44:50 [UTC]

Event: Vehicle Incident

Area: Europe

Country: United Kingdom

State/County: Northern Ireland

Location: Belfast [Belfast City Airport]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


A Belfast-bound plane was forced to make an emergency landing at the international airport after one of its engines caught fire. Fire crews, police and paramedics attended the scene on Tuesday evening as the Flybe flight, with 76 passengers and four crew on board, prepared to land at Belfast International. Before it was diverted it was heading for Belfast City Airport before the fire broke out in the engine. The plane landed just before 7pm and no one was injured in the incident. After the plane landed a picture emerged on social media which showed protective foam sprayed around the aircraft as a precautionary measure. Flybe confirmed that a "small engine fire" on flight BE130 sparked the emergency. Passengers told UTV of their frightening experiences.

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