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Dec 31, 2014

05:29:34 GMT--Vehicle Incident - Europe - United Kingdom

EDIS Number: VIV-20141231-46507-GBR

Date / time: 31/12/2014 05:28:25 [UTC]

Event: Vehicle Incident

Area: Europe

Country: United Kingdom

State/County: Northern Ireland

Location: Belfast City [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


The plane, carrying 69 passengers, landed safely after the pilot requested that emergency landing procedures be put in place. It was flying from Southampton to Belfast City airport. "All 69 passengers and four crew members disembarked safely and are now in the airport being taken care of airport staff," a spokesperson for the airport said. A Northern Ireland Fire Service spokesperson said ten fire engines had also been put in in place. The airline said in a statement: "Flybe can confirm that the captain of the above flight with 69 passengers and four crew on board was alerted by a smoke indication from the rear baggage hold on its approach into George Best Belfast City Airport this afternoon. "The crew took the necessary action and the aircraft landed safely. Passengers evacuated the aircraft immediately by both front and rear stairs as normal and were bussed to the terminal." It also said there was no sign of smoke in the aircraft after the landing but added the incident would be "fully investigated". It added the safety of passengers was its "number one priority" and and also said that it "regrets any inconvenience experienced".

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