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Jan 2, 2015

12:11:42 GMT--Vehicle Incident - Europe - United Kingdom

EDIS Number: VIV-20150102-46522-GBR

Date / time: 02/01/2015 12:08:17 [UTC]

Event: Vehicle Incident

Area: Europe

Country: United Kingdom

State/County: England

Location: [Southend Airport, district of Rochford]

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 plane with 28 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing at London Southend Airport after fears one of its engines was on fire. Firefighters were called to the airport at 08:30 GMT after the on-board crew reported a possible blaze in one of the engines. The flight from Jersey had been due to land at London City Airport. Airline Blue Islands claimed initial investigations suggested it had been a false alarm. Divisional officer Neil Fenwick, who attended the incident, said: "This was a textbook operation. No-one appears to have been hurt. "The plane landed safely on one engine. We left the scene in the hands of the airport. "This had the potential to be an extremely serious incident but everything which should happen in a situation like this did and the plane was able to land safely and no one has been hurt." A spokeswoman for London Southend Airport said the pilot asked to land in Essex due to "technical difficulties".

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